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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and New York, NY (JFK)

Flight distance from Des Moines to New York (Des Moines International Airport – New York John F. Kennedy International Airport) is 1038 miles / 1670 kilometers / 902 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 27 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to New York (JFK) is 1130 miles / 1819 kilometers and travel time by car is about 19 hours 44 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

How far is New York from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1037.701 miles
  • 1670.017 kilometers
  • 901.737 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
  • 1035.055 miles
  • 1665.760 kilometers
  • 899.438 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 New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
City: New York, NY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: JFK
ICAO Code: KJFK
Coordinates: 40°38′23″N, 73°46′44″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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New York, NY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 153 kg (338 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → New York (JFK).

Distance:
1038
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1038

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