Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Louisville, KY (SDF)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Louisville (Des Moines International Airport – Louisville International Airport) is 481 miles / 774 kilometers / 418 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Louisville (SDF) is 596 miles / 959 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 23 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Louisville International Airport (SDF).

How far is Louisville from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 480.755 miles
• 773.701 kilometers
• 417.765 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
• 480.001 miles
• 772.487 kilometers
• 417.110 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″W

Time difference and current local times

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 96 kg (211 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Louisville (SDF).

Distance:
481
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
481

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