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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Arcata, CA

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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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