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).
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.
Des Moines, IA
Block Island, RI
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 159 kg (351 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Block Island (BID).