# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Block Island, RI (BID)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Block Island (Des Moines International Airport – Block Island State Airport) is 1146 miles / 1844 kilometers / 995 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 40 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Block Island (BID) is 1289 miles / 2074 kilometers and travel time by car is about 23 hours 34 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Block Island.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Block Island State Airport (BID).

## How far is Block Island from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1145.599 miles
• 1843.662 kilometers
• 995.498 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
• 1142.647 miles
• 1838.913 kilometers
• 992.933 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 Block Island State Airport
City: Block Island, RI
Country: United States
IATA Code: BID
ICAO Code: KBID
Coordinates: 41°10′5″N, 71°34′40″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Block Island is 1 hour. Block Island is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 159 kg (351 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Block Island (BID).

Distance:
1146
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1146

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