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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Roanoke, VA (ROA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Roanoke (Des Moines International Airport – Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport) is 787 miles / 1266 kilometers / 684 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Roanoke (ROA) is 961 miles / 1547 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 13 minutes.

Des Moines – Roanoke

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787
Miles
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1266
Kilometers
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684
Nautical miles

How far is Roanoke 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)
  • 786.627 miles
  • 1265.953 kilometers
  • 683.560 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
  • 785.117 miles
  • 1263.523 kilometers
  • 682.248 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 International Airport to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport is 1 hour 59 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Des Moines and Roanoke is 1 hour. Roanoke is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Roanoke generates about 134 kg of CO2 per passenger, 134 kilograms is equal to 294 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 Roanoke

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA).

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 Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport
City: Roanoke, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ROA
ICAO Code: KROA
Coordinates: 37°19′31″N, 79°58′31″W