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Distance between Atlanta, GA (ATL) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Atlanta to Des Moines (Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 743 miles / 1196 kilometers / 646 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 54 minutes.

Driving distance from Atlanta (ATL) to Des Moines (DSM) is 915 miles / 1473 kilometers and travel time by car is about 16 hours 29 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Atlanta?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 743.088 miles
  • 1195.885 kilometers
  • 645.726 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
  • 743.019 miles
  • 1195.773 kilometers
  • 645.666 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 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City: Atlanta, GA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ATL
ICAO Code: KATL
Coordinates: 33°38′12″N, 84°25′41″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 Atlanta and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour behind Atlanta.

Time Difference

Atlanta, GA

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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 129 kg (285 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Atlanta (ATL) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
743
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
743

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