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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Baltimore, MD (BWI)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Baltimore (Des Moines International Airport – Baltimore–Washington International Airport) is 910 miles / 1465 kilometers / 791 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Baltimore (BWI) is 1025 miles / 1649 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 55 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI).

How far is Baltimore from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 910.164 miles
  • 1464.766 kilometers
  • 790.911 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
  • 907.984 miles
  • 1461.258 kilometers
  • 789.016 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 Baltimore–Washington International Airport
City: Baltimore, MD
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: BWI
ICAO Code: KBWI
Coordinates: 39°10′31″N, 76°40′5″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Baltimore, MD

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 144 kg (318 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Baltimore (BWI).

Distance:
910
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
910

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