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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 14 hours 55 minutes.

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).

How far is Birmingham from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Birmingham. 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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Birmingham.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Birmingham, AL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 121 kg (267 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Birmingham (BHM).

Distance:
667
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
667

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