# 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
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
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.

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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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