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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Norfolk, VA (ORF)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Norfolk (Des Moines International Airport – Norfolk International Airport) is 988 miles / 1590 kilometers / 859 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Norfolk (ORF) is 1191 miles / 1916 kilometers and travel time by car is about 20 hours 54 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Norfolk.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF).

How far is Norfolk from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Norfolk. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 988.121 miles
  • 1590.227 kilometers
  • 858.654 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
  • 986.115 miles
  • 1586.999 kilometers
  • 856.911 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 Norfolk International Airport
City: Norfolk, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ORF
ICAO Code: KORF
Coordinates: 36°53′40″N, 76°12′4″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Norfolk is 1 hour. Norfolk is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Norfolk, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 150 kg (331 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Norfolk (ORF).

Distance:
988
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
988

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