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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Helena, MT (HLN)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Helena (Des Moines International Airport – Helena Regional Airport) is 974 miles / 1568 kilometers / 846 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Helena (HLN) is 1237 miles / 1990 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 0 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Helena Regional Airport (HLN).

How far is Helena from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 974.061 miles
  • 1567.600 kilometers
  • 846.436 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
  • 971.835 miles
  • 1564.017 kilometers
  • 844.502 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 Helena Regional Airport
City: Helena, MT
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HLN
ICAO Code: KHLN
Coordinates: 46°36′24″N, 111°58′58″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Helena is 1 hour. Helena is 1 hour behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Helena, MT

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 149 kg (329 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Helena (HLN).

Distance:
974
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
974

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