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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Nashville, TN (BNA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Nashville (Des Moines International Airport – Nashville International Airport) is 530 miles / 853 kilometers / 461 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Nashville (BNA) is 662 miles / 1066 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 51 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Nashville International Airport (BNA).

How far is Nashville from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 529.996 miles
  • 852.947 kilometers
  • 460.554 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
  • 529.780 miles
  • 852.598 kilometers
  • 460.366 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 Nashville International Airport
City: Nashville, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BNA
ICAO Code: KBNA
Coordinates: 36°7′28″N, 86°40′41″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Nashville.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Nashville, TN

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 103 kg (227 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Nashville (BNA).

Distance:
530
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
530

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