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How far is Fort Myers, FL, from Des Moines, IA?

The distance between Des Moines (Des Moines International Airport) and Fort Myers (Southwest Florida International Airport) is 1236 miles / 1990 kilometers / 1074 nautical miles. The estimated flight time is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Fort Myers (RSW) is 1489 miles / 2396 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 39 minutes.

Des Moines International Airport – Southwest Florida International Airport

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Distance from Des Moines to Fort Myers

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Des Moines to Fort Myers. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Fort Myers?

The estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Southwest Florida International Airport is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

What is the time difference between Des Moines and Fort Myers?

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

Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

On average, flying from Des Moines to Fort Myers generates about 163 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 163 kilograms equals 359 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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