# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and State College, PA (SCE)

Flight distance from Des Moines to State College (Des Moines International Airport – University Park Airport) is 825 miles / 1327 kilometers / 717 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to State College (SCE) is 891 miles / 1434 kilometers and travel time by car is about 15 hours 33 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to State College.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and University Park Airport (SCE).

## How far is State College from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 824.564 miles
• 1327.007 kilometers
• 716.526 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
• 822.456 miles
• 1323.614 kilometers
• 714.695 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
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B University Park Airport
City: State College, PA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SCE
ICAO Code: KUNV
Coordinates: 40°50′57″N, 77°50′55″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and State College is 1 hour. State College is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 137 kg (302 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → State College (SCE).

Distance:
825
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
825

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