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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Columbia, SC

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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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