# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Fresno, CA (FAT)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Fresno (Des Moines International Airport – Fresno Yosemite International Airport) is 1431 miles / 2304 kilometers / 1244 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 12 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Fresno (FAT) is 1811 miles / 2915 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 49 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT).

## How far is Fresno from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1431.457 miles
• 2303.706 kilometers
• 1243.902 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
• 1428.254 miles
• 2298.552 kilometers
• 1241.119 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 Fresno Yosemite International Airport
City: Fresno, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: FAT
ICAO Code: KFAT
Coordinates: 36°46′34″N, 119°43′4″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 175 kg (386 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Fresno (FAT).

Distance:
1431
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1431

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