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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 15 hours 8 minutes.

Des Moines – Chattanooga

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1033
Kilometers
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558
Nautical miles

How far is Chattanooga from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is 1 hour 42 minutes.

Time difference

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

On average flying from Des Moines to Chattanooga generates about 118 kg of CO2 per passenger, 118 kilograms is equal to 260 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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