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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 29 hours 3 minutes.

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).

How far is Oakland from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Oakland. 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).

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 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

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Oakland, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 182 kg (401 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Oakland (OAK).

Distance:
1539
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1539

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