# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Flight distance from Des Moines to San Francisco (Des Moines International Airport – San Francisco International Airport) is 1549 miles / 2493 kilometers / 1346 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to San Francisco (SFO) is 1813 miles / 2918 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 15 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

## How far is San Francisco from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1549.072 miles
• 2492.990 kilometers
• 1346.107 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
• 1545.427 miles
• 2487.124 kilometers
• 1342.939 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 San Francisco International Airport
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SFO
ICAO Code: KSFO
Coordinates: 37°37′8″N, 122°22′30″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 183 kg (403 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → San Francisco (SFO).

Distance:
1549
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1549

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