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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Idaho Falls (Des Moines International Airport – Idaho Falls Regional Airport) is 948 miles / 1525 kilometers / 824 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 17 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Idaho Falls (IDA) is 1144 miles / 1841 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 11 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA).

How far is Idaho Falls from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 947.730 miles
  • 1525.224 kilometers
  • 823.555 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
  • 945.295 miles
  • 1521.304 kilometers
  • 821.438 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 Idaho Falls Regional Airport
City: Idaho Falls, ID
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IDA
ICAO Code: KIDA
Coordinates: 43°30′52″N, 112°4′15″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Idaho Falls, ID

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 147 kg (324 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Idaho Falls (IDA).

Distance:
948
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
948

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