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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Salt Lake City, UT

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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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