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Distance between Richmond, VA (RIC) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Richmond to Des Moines (Richmond International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 915 miles / 1472 kilometers / 795 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Richmond (RIC) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1105 miles / 1779 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 27 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Richmond?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 914.742 miles
  • 1472.135 kilometers
  • 794.889 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
  • 912.820 miles
  • 1469.041 kilometers
  • 793.219 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 Richmond International Airport
City: Richmond, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RIC
ICAO Code: KRIC
Coordinates: 37°30′18″N, 77°19′10″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

The time difference between Richmond and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour behind Richmond.

Time Difference

Richmond, VA

 EST

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 145 kg (319 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Richmond (RIC) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
915
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
915

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