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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Beckley, WV

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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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