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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 920 miles / 1480 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 7 minutes.

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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Lake Charles, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 134 kg (294 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Lake Charles (LCH).

Distance:
787
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
787

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