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

Distance from Houston to Des Moines (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 802 miles / 1290 kilometers / 697 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)
  • 801.801 miles
  • 1290.374 kilometers
  • 696.746 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
  • 803.482 miles
  • 1293.079 kilometers
  • 698.207 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 Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is 2 hours 1 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 135 kg (298 pounds).

Airport information


A Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
City: Houston, TX
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: IAH
ICAO Code: KIAH
Coordinates: 29°59′3″N, 95°20′29″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

Houston to Des Moines flight path

Shortest flight path between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Houston (IAH) → Des Moines (DSM).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
802
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
802

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