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Distance between Rochester, MN (RST) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Distance from Rochester to Des Moines (Rochester International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 174 miles / 280 kilometers / 151 nautical miles.

How far is Des Moines from Rochester?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 174.247 miles
  • 280.424 kilometers
  • 151.417 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
  • 174.344 miles
  • 280.579 kilometers
  • 151.500 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 Rochester International Airport (RST) to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is 49 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Rochester and Des Moines.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 49 kg (108 pounds).

Airport information


A Rochester International Airport
City: Rochester, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RST
ICAO Code: KRST
Coordinates: 43°54′29″N, 92°30′0″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

Rochester to Des Moines flight path

Shortest flight path between Rochester International Airport (RST) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Rochester (RST) → Des Moines (DSM).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
174
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
174

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