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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Birmingham, AL (BHM)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Birmingham (Des Moines International Airport – Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport) is 667 miles / 1074 kilometers / 580 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Birmingham (BHM) is 821 miles / 1322 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 52 minutes.

Des Moines – Birmingham

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667
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1074
Kilometers
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580
Nautical miles

How far is Birmingham from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 667.410 miles
  • 1074.092 kilometers
  • 579.963 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
  • 667.748 miles
  • 1074.637 kilometers
  • 580.257 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines to Birmingham is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Birmingham.

Des Moines time to Birmingham time converter

Time in Des Moines: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Birmingham: 00:00

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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Birmingham generates about 121 kg of CO2 per passenger, 121 kilograms is equal to 267 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Birmingham

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport
City: Birmingham, AL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BHM
ICAO Code: KBHM
Coordinates: 33°33′46″N, 86°45′12″W