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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Brownsville, TX (BRO)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Brownsville (Des Moines International Airport – Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport) is 1098 miles / 1768 kilometers / 954 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 34 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Brownsville (BRO) is 1252 miles / 2015 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 24 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport (BRO).

How far is Brownsville from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1098.338 miles
  • 1767.603 kilometers
  • 954.429 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
  • 1100.867 miles
  • 1771.673 kilometers
  • 956.627 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 Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
City: Brownsville, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BRO
ICAO Code: KBRO
Coordinates: 25°54′24″N, 97°25′33″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Brownsville.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 157 kg (345 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Brownsville (BRO).

Distance:
1098
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1098

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