# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Rochester, MN (RST)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Rochester (Des Moines International Airport – Rochester International Airport) is 174 miles / 280 kilometers / 151 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Rochester (RST) is 208 miles / 334 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 41 minutes.

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

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

## 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)
• 174.247 miles
• 280.424 kilometers
• 151.417 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
• 174.344 miles
• 280.579 kilometers
• 151.500 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
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Rochester International Airport
City: Rochester, MN
Country: United States
IATA Code: RST
ICAO Code: KRST
Coordinates: 43°54′29″N, 92°30′0″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Rochester.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 51 kg (112 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Rochester (RST).

Distance:
174
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
174

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