# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Washington D.C. (DCA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Washington D.C. (Des Moines International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 897 miles / 1444 kilometers / 780 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 11 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 1023 miles / 1647 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 1 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Washington D.C..

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

## How far is Washington D.C. from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 897.416 miles
• 1444.251 kilometers
• 779.833 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
• 895.313 miles
• 1440.866 kilometers
• 778.005 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 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Washington D.C. is 1 hour. Washington D.C. is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 143 kg (316 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Washington D.C. (DCA).

Distance:
897
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
897

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