How far is San Diego from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and San Diego. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 1427.536 miles
- 2297.396 kilometers
- 1240.495 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
- 1425.307 miles
- 2293.809 kilometers
- 1238.558 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).
Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to San Diego International Airport (SAN) is 3 hours 12 minutes.
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Des Moines and San Diego is 2 hours. San Diego is 2 hours behind Des Moines.
Des Moines, IA
San Diego, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 168 kg (371 pounds).
Des Moines to San Diego flight map.
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → San Diego (SAN).