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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Fort Myers, FL (RSW)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Fort Myers (Des Moines International Airport – Southwest Florida International Airport) is 1236 miles / 1990 kilometers / 1074 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Fort Myers (RSW) is 1489 miles / 2397 kilometers and travel time by car is about 26 hours 1 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

How far is Fort Myers from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1236.377 miles
  • 1989.756 kilometers
  • 1074.383 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
  • 1237.677 miles
  • 1991.848 kilometers
  • 1075.512 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 Southwest Florida International Airport
City: Fort Myers, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: RSW
ICAO Code: KRSW
Coordinates: 26°32′10″N, 81°45′18″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Fort Myers, FL

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 163 kg (359 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Fort Myers (RSW).

Distance:
1236
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1236

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