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:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2161

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