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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Des Moines and Sacramento is 2 hours. Sacramento is 2 hours behind Des Moines.
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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).