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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Charlottesville, VA (CHO)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Charlottesville (Des Moines International Airport – Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport) is 841 miles / 1353 kilometers / 731 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Charlottesville (CHO) is 1039 miles / 1672 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 18 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport (CHO).

How far is Charlottesville from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 840.938 miles
  • 1353.358 kilometers
  • 730.755 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
  • 839.103 miles
  • 1350.405 kilometers
  • 729.160 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 Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
City: Charlottesville, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHO
ICAO Code: KCHO
Coordinates: 38°8′18″N, 78°27′10″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Charlottesville, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 139 kg (306 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Charlottesville (CHO).

Distance:
841
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
841

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