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

Flight distance from Houston to Des Moines (Houston William P. Hobby Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 825 miles / 1327 kilometers / 717 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Houston (HOU) to Des Moines (DSM) is 941 miles / 1515 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 40 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

## 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).

## Airport information

A Houston William P. Hobby Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: 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
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Houston and Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

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

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (HOU) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
825
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
825

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