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

Flight distance from Des Moines to Houston (Des Moines International Airport – Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 802 miles / 1290 kilometers / 697 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 1 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Houston (IAH) is 921 miles / 1482 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 4 minutes.

Des Moines – Houston

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802
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1290
Kilometers
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697
Nautical miles

How far is Houston from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common 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 earth.

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).

Flight Duration

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

Time difference

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Houston.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Houston generates about 135 kg of CO2 per passenger, 135 kilograms is equal to 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

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 Flag of 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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″W

Airlines flying from Des Moines (DSM) to Houston (IAH)

United Airlines