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Distance between Houston, TX (HOU) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Distance from Houston to Des Moines (William P. Hobby Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 825 miles / 1327 kilometers / 717 nautical miles.

How far is Des Moines from Houston?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 824.623 miles
  • 1327.102 kilometers
  • 716.578 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
  • 826.380 miles
  • 1329.930 kilometers
  • 718.105 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 William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is 2 hours 3 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Houston and Des Moines.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 137 kg (302 pounds).

Airport information


A William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HOU
ICAO Code: KHOU
Coordinates: 29°38′43″N, 95°16′44″W

B 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

Map

Houston to Des Moines flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Des Moines (DSM).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
825

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