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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Sitka, AK (SIT)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Sitka (Des Moines International Airport – Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport) is 2122 miles / 3415 kilometers / 1844 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 31 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Sitka (SIT) is 3004 miles / 4834 kilometers and travel time by car is about 66 hours 38 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (SIT).

How far is Sitka from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2121.687 miles
  • 3414.524 kilometers
  • 1843.695 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
  • 2116.834 miles
  • 3406.715 kilometers
  • 1839.479 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 Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport
City: Sitka, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SIT
ICAO Code: PASI
Coordinates: 57°2′49″N, 135°21′43″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Sitka, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 231 kg (510 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Sitka (SIT).

Distance:
2122
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2122

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