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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Mobile, AL (MOB)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Mobile (Des Moines International Airport – Mobile Regional Airport) is 806 miles / 1298 kilometers / 701 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 1 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Mobile (MOB) is 1003 miles / 1614 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 56 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Mobile Regional Airport (MOB).

How far is Mobile from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 806.298 miles
  • 1297.611 kilometers
  • 700.654 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
  • 807.497 miles
  • 1299.541 kilometers
  • 701.696 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 Mobile Regional Airport
City: Mobile, AL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MOB
ICAO Code: KMOB
Coordinates: 30°41′28″N, 88°14′34″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Mobile.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Mobile, AL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 135 kg (299 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Mobile (MOB).

Distance:
806
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
806

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