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

Distance from Seattle to Des Moines (Boeing Field – Des Moines International Airport) is 1464 miles / 2357 kilometers / 1273 nautical miles.

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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Boeing Field (BFI) to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is 3 hours 16 minutes.

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 169 kg (372 pounds).

Airport information


A 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

Seattle to Des Moines flight path

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

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Seattle (BFI) → Des Moines (DSM).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1464

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