# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Madison, WI (MSN)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Madison (Des Moines International Airport – Dane County Regional Airport) is 248 miles / 399 kilometers / 215 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 58 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Madison (MSN) is 303 miles / 488 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 3 minutes.

248
Miles
399
Kilometers
215
Nautical miles

## How far is Madison from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 247.649 miles
• 398.552 kilometers
• 215.201 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
• 247.179 miles
• 397.795 kilometers
• 214.792 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).

## How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Madison?

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Dane County Regional Airport is 58 minutes.

## What is the time difference between Des Moines and Madison?

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Madison.

## Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)

On average flying from Des Moines to Madison generates about 61 kg of CO2 per passenger, 61 kilograms is equal to 136 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Madison

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Dane County Regional Airport (MSN).

## Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Dane County Regional Airport