Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Rapid City.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).
How far is Rapid City from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Rapid City. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 507.709 miles
- 817.079 kilometers
- 441.187 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
- 506.572 miles
- 815.249 kilometers
- 440.199 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
The time difference between Des Moines and Rapid City is 1 hour. Rapid City is 1 hour behind Des Moines.
Des Moines, IA
Rapid City, SD
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 100 kg (220 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Rapid City (RAP).