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Distance between Charleston, SC (CHS) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Charleston to Des Moines (Charleston International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 957 miles / 1540 kilometers / 831 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Charleston (CHS) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1179 miles / 1898 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 51 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Charleston to Des Moines.

Shortest flight path between Charleston International Airport (CHS) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Charleston?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Charleston and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 956.663 miles
  • 1539.600 kilometers
  • 831.318 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 956.006 miles
  • 1538.542 kilometers
  • 830.746 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″W

B Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Charleston and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour behind Charleston.

Time Difference

Charleston, SC

 EST

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 148 kg (326 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Charleston (CHS) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
957
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
957

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