# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Skagway, AK (SGY)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Skagway (Des Moines International Airport – Skagway Airport) is 2161 miles / 3478 kilometers / 1878 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 35 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Skagway (SGY) is 2830 miles / 4554 kilometers and travel time by car is about 50 hours 37 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Skagway Airport (SGY).

## How far is Skagway from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 2161.001 miles
• 3477.794 kilometers
• 1877.858 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
• 2156.281 miles
• 3470.197 kilometers
• 1873.757 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 Skagway Airport
City: Skagway, AK
Country: United States
IATA Code: SGY
ICAO Code: PAGY
Coordinates: 59°27′36″N, 135°18′57″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Skagway is 3 hours. Skagway is 3 hours behind Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 236 kg (520 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Skagway (SGY).

Distance:
2161
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2161

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