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).
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.
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 177 kg (391 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Seattle (BFI) → Des Moines (DSM).