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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Cincinnati, KY (CVG)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Cincinnati (Des Moines International Airport – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport) is 505 miles / 813 kilometers / 439 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Cincinnati (CVG) is 591 miles / 951 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 20 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

How far is Cincinnati from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 504.951 miles
  • 812.639 kilometers
  • 438.790 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
  • 503.908 miles
  • 810.962 kilometers
  • 437.884 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 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
City: Cincinnati, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CVG
ICAO Code: KCVG
Coordinates: 39°2′55″N, 84°40′4″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Cincinnati is 1 hour. Cincinnati is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Cincinnati, KY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 99 kg (219 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Cincinnati (CVG).

Distance:
505
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
505

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