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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Seattle, WA

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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:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1464

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