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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Lake Charles (Des Moines International Airport – Lake Charles Regional Airport) is 787 miles / 1266 kilometers / 684 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Lake Charles (LCH) is 923 miles / 1485 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 33 minutes.

Des Moines – Lake Charles

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787
Miles
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1266
Kilometers
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684
Nautical miles

How far is Lake Charles 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)
  • 786.908 miles
  • 1266.405 kilometers
  • 683.804 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
  • 788.592 miles
  • 1269.117 kilometers
  • 685.268 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 Lake Charles?

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Lake Charles Regional Airport is 1 hour 59 minutes.

What is the time difference between Des Moines and Lake Charles?

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Lake Charles.

Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH)

On average flying from Des Moines to Lake Charles generates about 134 kg of CO2 per passenger, 134 kilograms is equal to 294 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 Lake Charles

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH).

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 Lake Charles Regional Airport
City: Lake Charles, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LCH
ICAO Code: KLCH
Coordinates: 30°7′33″N, 93°13′23″W