# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Columbia, SC (CAE)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Columbia (Des Moines International Airport – Columbia Metropolitan Airport) is 862 miles / 1388 kilometers / 749 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 7 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Columbia (CAE) is 1079 miles / 1737 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 8 minutes.

## 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).

## 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 Columbia Metropolitan Airport
City: Columbia, SC
Country: United States
IATA Code: CAE
ICAO Code: KCAE
Coordinates: 33°56′19″N, 81°7′10″W

## 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).

Distance:
862
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
862

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