Map of flight path and driving directions from Chicago to Des Moines.
Shortest flight path between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).
How far is Des Moines from Chicago?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Chicago and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 299.092 miles
- 481.342 kilometers
- 259.904 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
- 298.326 miles
- 480.109 kilometers
- 259.238 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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Chicago and Des Moines.
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 69 kg (152 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Chicago (ORD) → Des Moines (DSM).