# How far is Washington D.C. from Des Moines, IA?

The distance between Des Moines (Des Moines International Airport) and Washington D.C. (Washington Dulles International Airport) is 874 miles / 1407 kilometers / 759 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Washington D.C. (IAD) is 1015 miles / 1634 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 19 hours 5 minutes.

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1407
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759
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2 h 9 min
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## Distance from Des Moines to Washington D.C.

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Des Moines to Washington D.C.. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 874.000 miles
• 1406.567 kilometers
• 759.485 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 871.947 miles
• 1403.262 kilometers
• 757.701 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).

## How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Washington D.C.?

The estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport is 2 hours and 9 minutes.

## What is the time difference between Des Moines and Washington D.C.?

The time difference between Des Moines and Washington D.C. is 1 hour. Washington D.C. is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

## Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

On average, flying from Des Moines to Washington D.C. generates about 141 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 141 kilograms equals 312 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 Washington D.C.

See the map of the shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

## Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Washington Dulles International Airport
City: Washington D.C.
Country: United States