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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Bellingham, WA (BLI)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Bellingham (Des Moines International Airport – Bellingham International Airport) is 1486 miles / 2392 kilometers / 1292 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Bellingham (BLI) is 1903 miles / 3062 kilometers and travel time by car is about 30 hours 52 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Bellingham International Airport (BLI).

How far is Bellingham from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1486.301 miles
  • 2391.969 kilometers
  • 1291.560 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
  • 1482.710 miles
  • 2386.191 kilometers
  • 1288.440 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 Bellingham International Airport
City: Bellingham, WA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BLI
ICAO Code: KBLI
Coordinates: 48°47′34″N, 122°32′16″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Bellingham, WA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 179 kg (394 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Bellingham (BLI).

Distance:
1486
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1486

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