Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Columbia.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).
How far is Columbia from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Columbia. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 862.410 miles
- 1387.914 kilometers
- 749.414 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
- 861.705 miles
- 1386.780 kilometers
- 748.801 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Des Moines and Columbia is 1 hour. Columbia is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 140 kg (310 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Columbia (CAE).