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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 16 hours 47 minutes.

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).

How far is Lafayette from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Lafayette. 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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Lafayette.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Lafayette, 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) → Lafayette (LFT).

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

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
787

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