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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Waco, TX (ACT)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Waco (Des Moines International Airport – Waco Regional Airport) is 712 miles / 1146 kilometers / 619 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Waco (ACT) is 789 miles / 1269 kilometers and travel time by car is about 13 hours 57 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Waco Regional Airport (ACT).

How far is Waco from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 712.209 miles
  • 1146.189 kilometers
  • 618.892 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
  • 713.413 miles
  • 1148.127 kilometers
  • 619.939 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 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

B Waco Regional Airport
City: Waco, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ACT
ICAO Code: KACT
Coordinates: 31°36′40″N, 97°13′49″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Waco.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Waco, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 126 kg (278 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Waco (ACT).

Distance:
712
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
712

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