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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and La Crosse, WI (LSE)

Flight distance from Des Moines to La Crosse (Des Moines International Airport – La Crosse Regional Airport) is 203 miles / 327 kilometers / 176 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 53 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to La Crosse (LSE) is 274 miles / 441 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 50 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to La Crosse.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE).

How far is La Crosse from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and La Crosse. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 202.977 miles
  • 326.660 kilometers
  • 176.382 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
  • 202.907 miles
  • 326.547 kilometers
  • 176.321 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 La Crosse Regional Airport
City: La Crosse, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LSE
ICAO Code: KLSE
Coordinates: 43°52′44″N, 91°15′24″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and La Crosse.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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La Crosse, WI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 55 kg (121 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → La Crosse (LSE).

Distance:
203
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
203

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