Map of flight path and driving directions from Louisville to Des Moines.
Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).
How far is Des Moines from Louisville?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Louisville and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 480.755 miles
- 773.701 kilometers
- 417.765 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
- 480.001 miles
- 772.487 kilometers
- 417.110 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
The time difference between Louisville and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour behind Louisville.
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 96 kg (211 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Louisville (SDF) → Des Moines (DSM).