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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Charleston, SC (CHS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Charleston (Des Moines International Airport – Charleston International Airport) is 957 miles / 1540 kilometers / 831 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Charleston (CHS) is 1179 miles / 1897 kilometers and travel time by car is about 22 hours 11 minutes.

Des Moines – Charleston

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957
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1540
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831
Nautical miles

How far is Charleston 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)
  • 956.663 miles
  • 1539.600 kilometers
  • 831.318 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
  • 956.006 miles
  • 1538.542 kilometers
  • 830.746 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 to Charleston is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Des Moines time to Charleston time converter

Time in Des Moines: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Charleston: 00:00

Current local times

Des Moines, IA

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Charleston, SC

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Charleston generates about 148 kg of CO2 per passenger, 148 kilograms is equal to 326 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 Charleston

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Charleston International Airport (CHS).

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 Charleston International Airport
City: Charleston, SC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CHS
ICAO Code: KCHS
Coordinates: 32°53′54″N, 80°2′25″W