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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Houston, TX (HOU)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Houston (Des Moines International Airport – Houston William P. Hobby Airport) is 825 miles / 1327 kilometers / 717 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Houston (HOU) is 938 miles / 1510 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 25 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

How far is Houston from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 824.623 miles
  • 1327.102 kilometers
  • 716.578 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
  • 826.380 miles
  • 1329.930 kilometers
  • 718.105 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 Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Houston.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Houston, TX

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 137 kg (302 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Houston (HOU).

Distance:
825
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
825

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