# 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
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
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.

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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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