# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and San Jose, CA (SJC)

Flight distance from Des Moines to San Jose (Des Moines International Airport – San Jose International Airport) is 1532 miles / 2465 kilometers / 1331 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 24 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to San Jose (SJC) is 1830 miles / 2945 kilometers and travel time by car is about 29 hours 30 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

## How far is San Jose from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1531.808 miles
• 2465.206 kilometers
• 1331.105 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
• 1528.246 miles
• 2459.473 kilometers
• 1328.009 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 Jose International Airport
City: San Jose, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SJC
ICAO Code: KSJC
Coordinates: 37°21′45″N, 121°55′44″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 181 kg (400 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → San Jose (SJC).

Distance:
1532
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1532

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