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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Chattanooga, TN (CHA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Chattanooga (Des Moines International Airport – Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport) is 642 miles / 1033 kilometers / 558 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 42 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Chattanooga (CHA) is 795 miles / 1279 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 14 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA).

How far is Chattanooga from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 641.573 miles
  • 1032.512 kilometers
  • 557.512 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
  • 641.331 miles
  • 1032.122 kilometers
  • 557.301 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 Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
City: Chattanooga, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHA
ICAO Code: KCHA
Coordinates: 35°2′7″N, 85°12′13″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Chattanooga is 1 hour. Chattanooga is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Chattanooga, TN

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 118 kg (260 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Chattanooga (CHA).

Distance:
642
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
642

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