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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 20 hours 42 minutes.

Des Moines – Richmond

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915
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1472
Kilometers
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795
Nautical miles

How far is Richmond from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines to Richmond is 2 hours 13 minutes.

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.

Des Moines time to Richmond time converter

Time in Des Moines: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Richmond: 00:00

Current local times

Des Moines, IA

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Richmond, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Richmond generates about 145 kg of CO2 per passenger, 145 kilograms is equal to 319 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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