Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Fort Lauderdale (Des Moines International Airport – Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport) is 1315 miles / 2117 kilometers / 1143 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is 1547 miles / 2490 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 2 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

How far is Fort Lauderdale from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1315.437 miles
• 2116.991 kilometers
• 1143.084 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
• 1316.599 miles
• 2118.860 kilometers
• 1144.093 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 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country: United States
IATA Code: FLL
ICAO Code: KFLL
Coordinates: 26°4′21″N, 80°9′9″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Fort Lauderdale is 1 hour. Fort Lauderdale is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 168 kg (370 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

Distance:
1315
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1315

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