# 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
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
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.

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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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