Distance between Rock Springs, WY (RKS) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Rock Springs to Des Moines (Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 797 miles / 1283 kilometers / 693 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 0 minutes.

Driving distance from Rock Springs (RKS) to Des Moines (DSM) is 884 miles / 1422 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 12 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Rock Springs?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 797.244 miles
• 1283.039 kilometers
• 692.786 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
• 795.178 miles
• 1279.716 kilometers
• 690.991 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 Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport
City: Rock Springs, WY
Country: United States
IATA Code: RKS
ICAO Code: KRKS
Coordinates: 41°35′39″N, 109°3′54″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

The time difference between Rock Springs and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour ahead of Rock Springs.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 135 kg (297 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rock Springs (RKS) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
797

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