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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Modesto, CA

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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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