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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 29 hours 18 minutes.

Des Moines – Sacramento

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1486
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2391
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1291
Nautical miles

How far is Sacramento from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Sacramento International Airport is 3 hours 18 minutes.

Time difference

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

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Sacramento generates about 179 kg of CO2 per passenger, 179 kilograms is equal to 394 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

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).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination 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