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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Rochester, NY (ROC)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Rochester (Des Moines International Airport – Greater Rochester International Airport) is 825 miles / 1328 kilometers / 717 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Rochester (ROC) is 921 miles / 1482 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 20 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC).

How far is Rochester from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 824.981 miles
  • 1327.678 kilometers
  • 716.889 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
  • 822.861 miles
  • 1324.267 kilometers
  • 715.047 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 Greater Rochester International Airport
City: Rochester, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ROC
ICAO Code: KROC
Coordinates: 43°7′8″N, 77°40′20″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Rochester, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 137 kg (302 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Rochester (ROC).

Distance:
825
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
825

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