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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Hughes, AK (HUS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Hughes (Des Moines International Airport – Hughes Airport (Alaska)) is 2837 miles / 4566 kilometers / 2465 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 52 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Hughes (HUS) is 3710 miles / 5970 kilometers and travel time by car is about 86 hours 12 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Hughes Airport (Alaska) (HUS).

How far is Hughes from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2836.902 miles
  • 4565.551 kilometers
  • 2465.200 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
  • 2830.131 miles
  • 4554.654 kilometers
  • 2459.317 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 Hughes Airport (Alaska)
City: Hughes, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: HUS
ICAO Code: PAHU
Coordinates: 66°2′27″N, 154°15′46″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Hughes is 3 hours. Hughes is 3 hours behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Hughes, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 315 kg (694 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Hughes (HUS).

Distance:
2837
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2837

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