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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Long Beach, CA (LGB)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Long Beach (Des Moines International Airport – Long Beach Airport) is 1438 miles / 2314 kilometers / 1249 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Long Beach (LGB) is 1695 miles / 2728 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 40 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Long Beach Airport (LGB).

How far is Long Beach from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1437.785 miles
  • 2313.890 kilometers
  • 1249.401 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
  • 1435.215 miles
  • 2309.754 kilometers
  • 1247.167 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 Long Beach Airport
City: Long Beach, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LGB
ICAO Code: KLGB
Coordinates: 33°49′3″N, 118°9′7″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Long Beach is 2 hours. Long Beach is 2 hours behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Long Beach, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 176 kg (387 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Long Beach (LGB).

Distance:
1438
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1438

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