# 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
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
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.

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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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