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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Boston, MA

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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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