# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Boston, MA (BOS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Boston (Des Moines International Airport – Logan International Airport) is 1165 miles / 1875 kilometers / 1013 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 42 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Boston (BOS) is 1317 miles / 2120 kilometers and travel time by car is about 23 hours 12 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Logan International Airport (BOS).

## How far is Boston from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1165.330 miles
• 1875.417 kilometers
• 1012.644 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
• 1162.296 miles
• 1870.534 kilometers
• 1010.008 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 Logan International Airport
City: Boston, MA
Country: United States
IATA Code: BOS
ICAO Code: KBOS
Coordinates: 42°21′51″N, 71°0′18″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 160 kg (353 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Boston (BOS).

Distance:
1165
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1165

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