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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and St Louis, MO (STL)

Flight distance from Des Moines to St Louis (Des Moines International Airport – St. Louis Lambert International Airport) is 259 miles / 418 kilometers / 225 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to St Louis (STL) is 336 miles / 541 kilometers and travel time by car is about 6 hours 38 minutes.

Des Moines – St Louis

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259
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418
Kilometers
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225
Nautical miles

How far is St Louis from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to St. Louis Lambert International Airport is 59 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Des Moines and St Louis.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to St Louis generates about 63 kg of CO2 per passenger, 63 kilograms is equal to 139 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination St. Louis Lambert International Airport
City: St Louis, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: STL
ICAO Code: KSTL
Coordinates: 38°44′55″N, 90°22′12″W