# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Salt Lake City (Des Moines International Airport – Salt Lake City International Airport) is 955 miles / 1537 kilometers / 830 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Salt Lake City (SLC) is 1074 miles / 1728 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 15 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Salt Lake City.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

## How far is Salt Lake City from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 954.745 miles
• 1536.514 kilometers
• 829.651 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
• 952.305 miles
• 1532.587 kilometers
• 827.531 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 Salt Lake City International Airport
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Country: United States
IATA Code: SLC
ICAO Code: KSLC
Coordinates: 40°47′18″N, 111°58′40″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Salt Lake City is 1 hour behind Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 148 kg (326 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Salt Lake City (SLC).

Distance:
955
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
955

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