# How far is Colorado Springs, CO, from Des Moines, IA?

The distance between Des Moines (Des Moines International Airport) and Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs Airport) is 613 miles / 987 kilometers / 533 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Colorado Springs (COS) is 756 miles / 1217 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 13 hours 8 minutes.

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## Distance from Des Moines to Colorado Springs

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Des Moines to Colorado Springs. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

## How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Colorado Springs?

The estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Colorado Springs Airport is 1 hour and 39 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Colorado Springs Airport (COS)

On average, flying from Des Moines to Colorado Springs generates about 114 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 114 kilograms equals 252 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 Colorado Springs

See the map of the shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Colorado Springs Airport (COS).

## Airport information

Origin 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