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).
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.
Des Moines, IA
San Jose, CA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 181 kg (400 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → San Jose (SJC).