# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Modesto, CA (MOD)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Modesto (Des Moines International Airport – Modesto City–County Airport) is 1475 miles / 2374 kilometers / 1282 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 17 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Modesto (MOD) is 1791 miles / 2883 kilometers and travel time by car is about 28 hours 47 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Modesto City–County Airport (MOD).

## How far is Modesto from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1475.245 miles
• 2374.177 kilometers
• 1281.953 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
• 1471.791 miles
• 2368.618 kilometers
• 1278.952 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 Modesto City–County Airport
City: Modesto, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: MOD
ICAO Code: KMOD
Coordinates: 37°37′32″N, 120°57′14″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 178 kg (392 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Modesto (MOD).

Distance:
1475
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1475

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