# 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
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
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.

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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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