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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 Flag of 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 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 Seattle and Des Moines is 2 hours. Des Moines is 2 hours ahead of Seattle.

Time Difference

Seattle, WA

 PST

Des Moines, IA

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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:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1464

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