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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Altoona, PA (AOO)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Altoona (Des Moines International Airport – Altoona–Blair County Airport) is 807 miles / 1298 kilometers / 701 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 1 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Altoona (AOO) is 883 miles / 1421 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 46 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Altoona–Blair County Airport (AOO).

How far is Altoona from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 806.601 miles
  • 1298.099 kilometers
  • 700.918 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
  • 804.577 miles
  • 1294.842 kilometers
  • 699.159 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 Altoona–Blair County Airport
City: Altoona, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: AOO
ICAO Code: KAOO
Coordinates: 40°17′47″N, 78°19′11″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Altoona is 1 hour. Altoona is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Altoona, PA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 135 kg (299 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Altoona (AOO).

Distance:
807
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
807

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