# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Beckley, WV (BKW)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Beckley (Des Moines International Airport – Raleigh County Memorial Airport) is 716 miles / 1152 kilometers / 622 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 51 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Beckley (BKW) is 852 miles / 1371 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 3 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW).

## How far is Beckley from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 715.988 miles
• 1152.271 kilometers
• 622.177 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
• 714.585 miles
• 1150.013 kilometers
• 620.957 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 Raleigh County Memorial Airport
City: Beckley, WV
Country: United States
IATA Code: BKW
ICAO Code: KBKW
Coordinates: 37°47′14″N, 81°7′27″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 126 kg (279 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Beckley (BKW).

Distance:
716
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
716

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