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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Anchorage, AK (ANC)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Anchorage (Des Moines International Airport – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport) is 2677 miles / 4308 kilometers / 2326 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 34 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Anchorage (ANC) is 3491 miles / 5619 kilometers and travel time by car is about 62 hours 58 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

How far is Anchorage from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2676.939 miles
  • 4308.115 kilometers
  • 2326.196 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
  • 2670.405 miles
  • 4297.600 kilometers
  • 2320.518 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 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
City: Anchorage, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ANC
ICAO Code: PANC
Coordinates: 61°10′27″N, 149°59′45″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Anchorage is 3 hours. Anchorage is 3 hours behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Anchorage, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 296 kg (652 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Anchorage (ANC).

Distance:
2677
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2677

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