# How far is Houston, TX, from Des Moines, IA?

The distance between Des Moines (Des Moines International Airport) and Houston (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 802 miles / 1290 kilometers / 697 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Houston (IAH) is 921 miles / 1482 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 16 hours 59 minutes.

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## Distance from Des Moines to Houston

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Des Moines to Houston. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 801.801 miles
• 1290.374 kilometers
• 696.746 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 803.482 miles
• 1293.079 kilometers
• 698.207 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).

## How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Houston?

The estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 2 hours and 1 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

On average, flying from Des Moines to Houston generates about 135 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 135 kilograms equals 298 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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

See the map of the shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

## Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″W