# 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
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre
City: Vancouver
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.

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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:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1518

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