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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Champaign, IL (CMI)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Champaign (Des Moines International Airport – University of Illinois Willard Airport) is 301 miles / 484 kilometers / 261 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 4 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Champaign (CMI) is 365 miles / 588 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 26 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI).

How far is Champaign from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 300.609 miles
  • 483.783 kilometers
  • 261.222 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
  • 299.981 miles
  • 482.772 kilometers
  • 260.676 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 University of Illinois Willard Airport
City: Champaign, IL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CMI
ICAO Code: KCMI
Coordinates: 40°2′21″N, 88°16′41″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Champaign.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Champaign, IL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 69 kg (153 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Champaign (CMI).

Distance:
301
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
301

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