# 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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