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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Bethel, AK (BET)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Bethel (Des Moines International Airport – Bethel Airport) is 3075 miles / 4949 kilometers / 2672 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 6 hours 19 minutes.

Map of flight path from Des Moines to Bethel.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Bethel Airport (BET).

How far is Bethel from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3075.356 miles
  • 4949.306 kilometers
  • 2672.412 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
  • 3067.340 miles
  • 4936.406 kilometers
  • 2665.446 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 Bethel Airport
City: Bethel, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BET
ICAO Code: PABE
Coordinates: 60°46′47″N, 161°50′16″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Bethel, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 343 kg (757 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Bethel (BET).

Distance:
3075
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3075

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