# 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
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
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.

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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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