Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Bismarck, ND (BIS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Bismarck (Des Moines International Airport – Bismarck Municipal Airport) is 504 miles / 812 kilometers / 438 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Bismarck (BIS) is 713 miles / 1148 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 33 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Bismarck.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS).

How far is Bismarck from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 504.364 miles
• 811.696 kilometers
• 438.281 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
• 503.880 miles
• 810.917 kilometers
• 437.860 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 Bismarck Municipal Airport
City: Bismarck, ND
Country: United States
IATA Code: BIS
ICAO Code: KBIS
Coordinates: 46°46′21″N, 100°44′45″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Bismarck.

CDT

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 99 kg (219 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Bismarck (BIS).

Distance:
504
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
504

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