Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Memphis.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Memphis International Airport (MEM).
How far is Memphis from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Memphis. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 490.419 miles
- 789.253 kilometers
- 426.163 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
- 490.934 miles
- 790.082 kilometers
- 426.610 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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Des Moines and Memphis.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 97 kg (214 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Memphis (MEM).