# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Bluefield, WV (BLF)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Bluefield (Des Moines International Airport – Mercer County Airport (West Virginia)) is 727 miles / 1170 kilometers / 632 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Bluefield (BLF) is 888 miles / 1429 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 45 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Mercer County Airport (West Virginia) (BLF).

## How far is Bluefield from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 726.908 miles
• 1169.845 kilometers
• 631.666 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
• 725.588 miles
• 1167.721 kilometers
• 630.519 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 Mercer County Airport (West Virginia)
City: Bluefield, WV
Country: United States
IATA Code: BLF
ICAO Code: KBLF
Coordinates: 37°17′44″N, 81°12′27″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 128 kg (281 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Bluefield (BLF).

Distance:
727
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
727

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