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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 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Houston and Des Moines.

Time Difference

Houston, TX

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Des Moines, IA

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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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