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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Jackson, MS (JAN)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Jackson (Des Moines International Airport – Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport) is 666 miles / 1072 kilometers / 579 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Jackson (JAN) is 831 miles / 1337 kilometers and travel time by car is about 14 hours 45 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN).

How far is Jackson from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 666.098 miles
  • 1071.980 kilometers
  • 578.823 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
  • 667.155 miles
  • 1073.683 kilometers
  • 579.742 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 Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport
City: Jackson, MS
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: JAN
ICAO Code: KJAN
Coordinates: 32°18′40″N, 90°4′33″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Jackson.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Jackson, MS

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 121 kg (266 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Jackson (JAN).

Distance:
666
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
666

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