Air Miles Calculator

Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Bloomington, IL (BMI)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Bloomington (Des Moines International Airport – Central Illinois Regional Airport) is 259 miles / 416 kilometers / 225 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Bloomington (BMI) is 313 miles / 504 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 33 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI).

How far is Bloomington from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 258.614 miles
  • 416.198 kilometers
  • 224.729 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
  • 258.031 miles
  • 415.261 kilometers
  • 224.223 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 Central Illinois Regional Airport
City: Bloomington, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BMI
ICAO Code: KBMI
Coordinates: 40°28′37″N, 88°54′57″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Bloomington.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Bloomington, IL

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 63 kg (139 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Bloomington (BMI).

Distance:
259
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
259

Round trip?