# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Dubuque, IA (DBQ)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Dubuque (Des Moines International Airport – Dubuque Regional Airport) is 163 miles / 263 kilometers / 142 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Dubuque (DBQ) is 201 miles / 323 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 43 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ).

## How far is Dubuque from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 163.489 miles
• 263.111 kilometers
• 142.068 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
• 163.144 miles
• 262.554 kilometers
• 141.768 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 Dubuque Regional Airport
City: Dubuque, IA
Country: United States
IATA Code: DBQ
ICAO Code: KDBQ
Coordinates: 42°24′7″N, 90°42′34″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Dubuque.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 49 kg (108 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Dubuque (DBQ).

Distance:
163
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
163

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