# 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
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
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.

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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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