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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Fort Wayne, IN (FWA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Fort Wayne (Des Moines International Airport – Fort Wayne International Airport) is 442 miles / 712 kilometers / 384 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Fort Wayne (FWA) is 480 miles / 773 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 26 minutes.

Des Moines – Fort Wayne

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442
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712
Kilometers
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384
Nautical miles

How far is Fort Wayne from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 442.465 miles
  • 712.078 kilometers
  • 384.491 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
  • 441.339 miles
  • 710.266 kilometers
  • 383.513 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Fort Wayne International Airport is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Des Moines and Fort Wayne is 1 hour. Fort Wayne is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Fort Wayne generates about 90 kg of CO2 per passenger, 90 kilograms is equal to 199 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 Fort Wayne

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA).

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 Fort Wayne International Airport
City: Fort Wayne, IN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: FWA
ICAO Code: KFWA
Coordinates: 40°58′42″N, 85°11′42″W