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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Vancouver (CXH)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Vancouver (Des Moines International Airport – Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre) is 1518 miles / 2442 kilometers / 1319 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Vancouver (CXH) is 1952 miles / 3141 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 57 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (CXH).

How far is Vancouver from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1517.501 miles
  • 2442.181 kilometers
  • 1318.672 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
  • 1513.864 miles
  • 2436.329 kilometers
  • 1315.512 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 Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: CXH
ICAO Code: CYHC
Coordinates: 49°17′39″N, 123°6′39″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Vancouver

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 181 kg (398 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Vancouver (CXH).

Distance:
1518
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1518

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