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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Knoxville, TN (TYS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Knoxville (Des Moines International Airport – Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport) is 654 miles / 1053 kilometers / 569 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 44 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Knoxville (TYS) is 835 miles / 1343 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 48 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS).

How far is Knoxville from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 654.439 miles
  • 1053.218 kilometers
  • 568.692 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
  • 653.830 miles
  • 1052.237 kilometers
  • 568.163 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 Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport
City: Knoxville, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: TYS
ICAO Code: KTYS
Coordinates: 35°48′39″N, 83°59′38″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Knoxville, TN

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 119 kg (263 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Knoxville (TYS).

Distance:
654
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
654

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