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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Raleigh, NC (RDU)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Raleigh (Des Moines International Airport – Raleigh–Durham International Airport) is 892 miles / 1436 kilometers / 775 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 11 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Raleigh (RDU) is 1089 miles / 1752 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 24 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU).

How far is Raleigh from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 892.026 miles
  • 1435.577 kilometers
  • 775.150 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
  • 890.563 miles
  • 1433.222 kilometers
  • 773.878 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 Raleigh–Durham International Airport
City: Raleigh, NC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RDU
ICAO Code: KRDU
Coordinates: 35°52′39″N, 78°47′14″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Raleigh, NC

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 143 kg (315 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Raleigh (RDU).

Distance:
892
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
892

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