# Distance between Lafayette, LA (LFT) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Lafayette to Des Moines (Lafayette Regional Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 787 miles / 1266 kilometers / 684 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Lafayette (LFT) to Des Moines (DSM) is 958 miles / 1541 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 45 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

## How far is Des Moines from Lafayette?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 786.660 miles
• 1266.006 kilometers
• 683.589 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
• 788.293 miles
• 1268.635 kilometers
• 685.008 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 Lafayette Regional Airport
City: Lafayette, LA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LFT
ICAO Code: KLFT
Coordinates: 30°12′19″N, 91°59′15″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 Lafayette and Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 134 kg (294 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Lafayette (LFT) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
787
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
787

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