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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Rochester, MN

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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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