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How far is Washington D.C. from Des Moines, IA?

The distance between Des Moines (Des Moines International Airport) and Washington D.C. (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) is 897 miles / 1444 kilometers / 780 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 11 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Washington D.C. (DCA) is 1023 miles / 1646 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 15 minutes.

Des Moines International Airport – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Distance from Des Moines to Washington D.C.

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Des Moines to Washington D.C.. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Washington D.C.?

The estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 2 hours and 11 minutes.

What is the time difference between Des Moines and Washington D.C.?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

On average, flying from Des Moines to Washington D.C. generates about 143 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 143 kilograms equals 316 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DCA
ICAO Code: KDCA
Coordinates: 38°51′7″N, 77°2′15″W

Airlines flying from Des Moines (DSM) to Washington D.C. (DCA)

American Airlines