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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Alexandria, LA (AEX)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Alexandria (Des Moines International Airport – Alexandria International Airport) is 706 miles / 1137 kilometers / 614 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Alexandria (AEX) is 874 miles / 1407 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 20 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Alexandria International Airport (AEX).

How far is Alexandria from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 706.478 miles
  • 1136.965 kilometers
  • 613.912 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
  • 707.901 miles
  • 1139.255 kilometers
  • 615.149 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 Alexandria International Airport
City: Alexandria, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: AEX
ICAO Code: KAEX
Coordinates: 31°19′38″N, 92°32′59″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Alexandria.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Alexandria, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 125 kg (276 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Alexandria (AEX).

Distance:
706
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
706

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