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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Portland, OR

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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
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1471

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