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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Columbia, MO (COU)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Columbia (Des Moines International Airport – Columbia Regional Airport) is 202 miles / 326 kilometers / 176 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Columbia (COU) is 237 miles / 381 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 48 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

How far is Columbia from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 202.352 miles
  • 325.654 kilometers
  • 175.839 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
  • 202.525 miles
  • 325.933 kilometers
  • 175.990 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 Columbia Regional Airport
City: Columbia, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: COU
ICAO Code: KCOU
Coordinates: 38°49′5″N, 92°13′10″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Columbia.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Columbia, MO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 55 kg (121 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Columbia (COU).

Distance:
202
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
202

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