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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Colorado Springs, CO (COS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Colorado Springs (Des Moines International Airport – Colorado Springs Airport) is 613 miles / 987 kilometers / 533 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 39 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Colorado Springs (COS) is 730 miles / 1175 kilometers and travel time by car is about 12 hours 21 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Colorado Springs Airport (COS).

How far is Colorado Springs from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 613.282 miles
  • 986.982 kilometers
  • 532.928 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
  • 611.970 miles
  • 984.871 kilometers
  • 531.788 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 Colorado Springs Airport
City: Colorado Springs, CO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: COS
ICAO Code: KCOS
Coordinates: 38°48′20″N, 104°42′3″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Colorado Springs is 1 hour. Colorado Springs is 1 hour behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Colorado Springs, CO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 114 kg (252 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Colorado Springs (COS).

Distance:
613
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
613

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