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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Lafayette, LA (LFT)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Lafayette (Des Moines International Airport – Lafayette 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 Lafayette (LFT) is 959 miles / 1544 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 51 minutes.

Des Moines – Lafayette

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787
Miles
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1266
Kilometers
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684
Nautical miles

How far is Lafayette 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)
  • 786.660 miles
  • 1266.006 kilometers
  • 683.589 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
  • 788.293 miles
  • 1268.635 kilometers
  • 685.008 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 to Lafayette is 1 hour 59 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Lafayette.

Des Moines time to Lafayette time converter

Time in Des Moines: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Lafayette: 00:00

Current local times

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Lafayette 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 Lafayette

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT).

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 Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″W