# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Portland, OR (PDX)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Portland (Des Moines International Airport – Portland International Airport) is 1471 miles / 2367 kilometers / 1278 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 17 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Portland (PDX) is 1788 miles / 2877 kilometers and travel time by car is about 28 hours 47 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Portland International Airport (PDX).

## How far is Portland from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1470.963 miles
• 2367.286 kilometers
• 1278.232 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
• 1467.172 miles
• 2361.185 kilometers
• 1274.938 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 Portland International Airport
City: Portland, OR
Country: United States
IATA Code: PDX
ICAO Code: KPDX
Coordinates: 45°35′19″N, 122°35′52″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Portland is 2 hours. Portland 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) → Portland (PDX).

Distance:
1471
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1471

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