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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 20 hours 42 minutes.

Richmond – Des Moines

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915
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1472
Kilometers
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795
Nautical miles

How far is Des Moines from Richmond?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Richmond to Des Moines is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Richmond time to Des Moines time converter

Time in Richmond: 00:00 ⇆ Time in Des Moines: 00:00

Current local times

Richmond, VA

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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Richmond to Des Moines generates about 145 kg of CO2 per passenger, 145 kilograms is equal to 319 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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