# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Arcata, CA (ACV)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Arcata (Des Moines International Airport – Arcata–Eureka Airport) is 1578 miles / 2539 kilometers / 1371 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 29 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Arcata (ACV) is 1923 miles / 3094 kilometers and travel time by car is about 32 hours 16 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Arcata–Eureka Airport (ACV).

## How far is Arcata from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1577.727 miles
• 2539.105 kilometers
• 1371.007 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
• 1573.672 miles
• 2532.580 kilometers
• 1367.484 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 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

B Arcata–Eureka Airport
City: Arcata, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: ACV
ICAO Code: KACV
Coordinates: 40°58′41″N, 124°6′32″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Arcata is 2 hours. Arcata is 2 hours behind Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 184 kg (407 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Arcata (ACV).

Distance:
1578
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1578

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