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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

San Jose, CA

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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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