Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Philadelphia (Des Moines International Airport – Philadelphia International Airport) is 972 miles / 1565 kilometers / 845 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 20 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Philadelphia (PHL) is 1080 miles / 1738 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 54 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

How far is Philadelphia from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 972.295 miles
• 1564.756 kilometers
• 844.901 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
• 969.877 miles
• 1560.866 kilometers
• 842.800 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

Country: United States
IATA Code: PHL
ICAO Code: KPHL
Coordinates: 39°52′18″N, 75°14′27″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Philadelphia is 1 hour. Philadelphia is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 149 kg (328 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Philadelphia (PHL).

Distance:
972
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
972

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