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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP)

Flight distance from Des Moines to San Luis Obispo (Des Moines International Airport – San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport) is 1521 miles / 2447 kilometers / 1321 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to San Luis Obispo (SBP) is 1827 miles / 2941 kilometers and travel time by car is about 30 hours 39 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to San Luis Obispo.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP).

How far is San Luis Obispo from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1520.606 miles
  • 2447.177 kilometers
  • 1321.370 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
  • 1517.461 miles
  • 2442.116 kilometers
  • 1318.637 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 San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
City: San Luis Obispo, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SBP
ICAO Code: KSBP
Coordinates: 35°14′12″N, 120°38′31″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and San Luis Obispo is 2 hours. San Luis Obispo is 2 hours behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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San Luis Obispo, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 181 kg (399 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → San Luis Obispo (SBP).

Distance:
1521
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1521

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