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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Block Island, RI

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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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