Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to St Louis.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL).
How far is St Louis from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and St Louis. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 259.451 miles
- 417.546 kilometers
- 225.457 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
- 259.360 miles
- 417.400 kilometers
- 225.378 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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Des Moines and St Louis.
Des Moines, IA
St Louis, MO
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 63 kg (139 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → St Louis (STL).