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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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State College, PA

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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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