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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Oakland, CA (OAK)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Oakland (Des Moines International Airport – Oakland International Airport) is 1539 miles / 2476 kilometers / 1337 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Oakland (OAK) is 1806 miles / 2906 kilometers and travel time by car is about 30 hours 55 minutes.

Des Moines – Oakland

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1539
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2476
Kilometers
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1337
Nautical miles

How far is Oakland from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1538.797 miles
  • 2476.454 kilometers
  • 1337.178 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
  • 1535.164 miles
  • 2470.607 kilometers
  • 1334.021 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Oakland International Airport is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Des Moines and Oakland is 2 hours. Oakland is 2 hours behind Des Moines.
Des Moines time to Oakland time converter

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Oakland generates about 182 kg of CO2 per passenger, 182 kilograms is equal to 401 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Oakland

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Oakland International Airport
City: Oakland, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: OAK
ICAO Code: KOAK
Coordinates: 37°43′16″N, 122°13′15″W