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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 5 hours 40 minutes.

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).

How far is Madison from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Madison. 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).

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 Dane County Regional Airport
City: Madison, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSN
ICAO Code: KMSN
Coordinates: 43°8′23″N, 89°20′15″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Madison.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Madison, WI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 61 kg (136 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Madison (MSN).

Distance:
248
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
248

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