# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Los Angeles (Des Moines International Airport – Los Angeles International Airport) is 1447 miles / 2328 kilometers / 1257 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 14 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 1703 miles / 2741 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 48 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Los Angeles.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

## How far is Los Angeles from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1446.568 miles
• 2328.026 kilometers
• 1257.033 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
• 1443.939 miles
• 2323.795 kilometers
• 1254.749 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
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Los Angeles is 2 hours. Los Angeles is 2 hours behind Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 176 kg (388 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Los Angeles (LAX).

Distance:
1447
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1447

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