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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Reno, NV (RNO)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Reno (Des Moines International Airport – Reno–Tahoe International Airport) is 1377 miles / 2215 kilometers / 1196 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 6 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Reno (RNO) is 1586 miles / 2552 kilometers and travel time by car is about 25 hours 3 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO).

How far is Reno from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1376.540 miles
  • 2215.326 kilometers
  • 1196.180 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
  • 1373.114 miles
  • 2209.812 kilometers
  • 1193.203 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 Reno–Tahoe International Airport
City: Reno, NV
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RNO
ICAO Code: KRNO
Coordinates: 39°29′56″N, 119°46′4″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Reno, NV

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 172 kg (379 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Reno (RNO).

Distance:
1377
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1377

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