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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 17 hours 8 minutes.

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).

How far is Roanoke from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Roanoke. 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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Roanoke, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 134 kg (294 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Roanoke (ROA).

Distance:
787
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
787

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