# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Seattle, WA (SEA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Seattle (Des Moines International Airport – Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 1464 miles / 2356 kilometers / 1272 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Seattle (SEA) is 1821 miles / 2930 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 17 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

## How far is Seattle from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1464.139 miles
• 2356.304 kilometers
• 1272.302 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
• 1460.491 miles
• 2350.433 kilometers
• 1269.132 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 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Seattle is 2 hours. Seattle is 2 hours behind Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 177 kg (391 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Seattle (SEA).

Distance:
1464
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1464

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