Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Ontario, CA (ONT)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Ontario (Des Moines International Airport – Ontario International Airport) is 1402 miles / 2257 kilometers / 1218 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 9 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Ontario (ONT) is 1648 miles / 2653 kilometers and travel time by car is about 26 hours 48 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Ontario International Airport (ONT).

How far is Ontario from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1402.133 miles
• 2256.514 kilometers
• 1218.420 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
• 1399.604 miles
• 2252.445 kilometers
• 1216.223 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 Ontario International Airport
City: Ontario, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: ONT
ICAO Code: KONT
Coordinates: 34°3′21″N, 117°36′3″W

Time difference and current local times

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 173 kg (382 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Ontario (ONT).

Distance:
1402
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1402

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