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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Sacramento, CA (SMF)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Sacramento (Des Moines International Airport – Sacramento International Airport) is 1486 miles / 2391 kilometers / 1291 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Sacramento (SMF) is 1722 miles / 2772 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 32 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Sacramento.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

How far is Sacramento from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1485.738 miles
  • 2391.064 kilometers
  • 1291.071 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
  • 1482.117 miles
  • 2385.236 kilometers
  • 1287.924 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 Sacramento International Airport
City: Sacramento, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SMF
ICAO Code: KSMF
Coordinates: 38°41′43″N, 121°35′27″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Sacramento, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 179 kg (394 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Sacramento (SMF).

Distance:
1486
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1486

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