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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Wilmington, NC (ILM)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Wilmington (Des Moines International Airport – Wilmington International Airport) is 994 miles / 1600 kilometers / 864 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Wilmington (ILM) is 1224 miles / 1970 kilometers and travel time by car is about 21 hours 48 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Wilmington International Airport (ILM).

How far is Wilmington from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 994.082 miles
  • 1599.820 kilometers
  • 863.834 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
  • 992.775 miles
  • 1597.717 kilometers
  • 862.698 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 Wilmington International Airport
City: Wilmington, NC
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: ILM
ICAO Code: KILM
Coordinates: 34°16′14″N, 77°54′9″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Wilmington, NC

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 150 kg (332 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Wilmington (ILM).

Distance:
994
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
994

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