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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Richmond, VA (RIC)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Richmond (Des Moines International Airport – Richmond International Airport) is 915 miles / 1472 kilometers / 795 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Richmond (RIC) is 1107 miles / 1781 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 27 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Richmond International Airport (RIC).

How far is Richmond from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 914.742 miles
  • 1472.135 kilometers
  • 794.889 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
  • 912.820 miles
  • 1469.041 kilometers
  • 793.219 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Richmond, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 145 kg (319 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Richmond (RIC).

Distance:
915
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
915

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