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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Fargo, ND (FAR)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Fargo (Des Moines International Airport – Hector International Airport) is 403 miles / 649 kilometers / 351 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Fargo (FAR) is 486 miles / 782 kilometers and travel time by car is about 8 hours 32 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Hector International Airport (FAR).

How far is Fargo from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 403.427 miles
  • 649.253 kilometers
  • 350.569 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
  • 403.503 miles
  • 649.376 kilometers
  • 350.635 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 Hector International Airport
City: Fargo, ND
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: FAR
ICAO Code: KFAR
Coordinates: 46°55′14″N, 96°48′56″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Fargo.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Fargo, ND

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 84 kg (186 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Fargo (FAR).

Distance:
403
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
403

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