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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Memphis, TN (MEM)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Memphis (Des Moines International Airport – Memphis International Airport) is 490 miles / 789 kilometers / 426 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Memphis (MEM) is 627 miles / 1009 kilometers and travel time by car is about 11 hours 13 minutes.

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).

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 Memphis International Airport
City: Memphis, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MEM
ICAO Code: KMEM
Coordinates: 35°2′32″N, 89°58′36″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Memphis.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Memphis, TN

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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).

Distance:
490
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
490

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