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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and San Diego, CA (SAN)

Distance from Des Moines to San Diego (Des Moines International Airport – San Diego International Airport) is 1428 miles / 2297 kilometers / 1240 nautical miles.

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).

Flight duration

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.

Time Difference

Des Moines
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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 168 kg (371 pounds).

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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″W

Map

Des Moines to San Diego flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → San Diego (SAN).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1428

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