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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Louisville to Des Moines (Louisville International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 481 miles / 774 kilometers / 418 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Des Moines (DSM) is 597 miles / 961 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 24 minutes.

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).

Airport information


A Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″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 Louisville and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

 EDT

Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 96 kg (211 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
481
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
481

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