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Distance between Memphis, TN (MEM) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Distance from Memphis to Des Moines (Memphis International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 490 miles / 789 kilometers / 426 nautical miles.

How far is Des Moines from Memphis?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 490.419 miles
  • 789.253 kilometers
  • 426.163 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
  • 490.934 miles
  • 790.082 kilometers
  • 426.610 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 Memphis International Airport (MEM) to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Memphis and Des Moines.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 98 kg (215 pounds).

Airport information


A Memphis International Airport
City: Memphis, TN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MEM
ICAO Code: KMEM
Coordinates: 35°2′32″N, 89°58′36″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

Memphis to Des Moines flight path

Shortest flight path between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Memphis (MEM) → Des Moines (DSM).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
490

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