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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Palmdale, CA (PMD)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Palmdale (Des Moines International Airport – Palmdale Regional Airport) is 1408 miles / 2266 kilometers / 1224 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 9 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Palmdale (PMD) is 1662 miles / 2675 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 27 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Palmdale Regional Airport (PMD).

How far is Palmdale from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1408.172 miles
  • 2266.233 kilometers
  • 1223.668 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
  • 1405.480 miles
  • 2261.902 kilometers
  • 1221.329 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 Palmdale Regional Airport
City: Palmdale, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PMD
ICAO Code: KPMD
Coordinates: 34°37′45″N, 118°5′5″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Palmdale, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 174 kg (383 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Palmdale (PMD).

Distance:
1408
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1408

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