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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Waterloo, IA (ALO)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Waterloo (Des Moines International Airport – Waterloo Regional Airport) is 96 miles / 154 kilometers / 83 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 40 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Waterloo (ALO) is 132 miles / 213 kilometers and travel time by car is about 2 hours 31 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO).

How far is Waterloo from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 95.948 miles
  • 154.413 kilometers
  • 83.376 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
  • 95.889 miles
  • 154.319 kilometers
  • 83.326 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 Waterloo Regional Airport
City: Waterloo, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ALO
ICAO Code: KALO
Coordinates: 42°33′25″N, 92°24′1″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Waterloo.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Waterloo, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 39 kg (86 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Waterloo (ALO).

Distance:
96
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
96

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