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).
How far is Lake Charles from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Lake Charles. 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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Des Moines and Lake Charles.
Des Moines, IA
Lake Charles, LA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 134 kg (294 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Lake Charles (LCH).