# Distance between Seattle, WA (BFI) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Seattle to Des Moines (Seattle Boeing Field – Des Moines International Airport) is 1464 miles / 2357 kilometers / 1273 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Seattle (BFI) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1818 miles / 2926 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 14 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

## How far is Des Moines from Seattle?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1464.370 miles
• 2356.675 kilometers
• 1272.503 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
• 1460.728 miles
• 2350.814 kilometers
• 1269.338 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 Seattle Boeing Field
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
IATA Code: BFI
ICAO Code: KBFI
Coordinates: 47°31′47″N, 122°18′7″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 Seattle and Des Moines is 2 hours. Des Moines is 2 hours ahead of Seattle.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 177 kg (391 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Seattle (BFI) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
1464
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1464

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