# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Santa Maria, CA (SMX)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Santa Maria (Des Moines International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 1521 miles / 2448 kilometers / 1322 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Santa Maria (SMX) is 1849 miles / 2975 kilometers and travel time by car is about 30 hours 29 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Santa Maria.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX).

## How far is Santa Maria from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1520.996 miles
• 2447.805 kilometers
• 1321.709 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
• 1517.923 miles
• 2442.861 kilometers
• 1319.039 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 Santa Maria Public Airport
City: Santa Maria, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SMX
ICAO Code: KSMX
Coordinates: 34°53′56″N, 120°27′25″W

## Time difference and current local times

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

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 181 kg (399 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Santa Maria (SMX).

Distance:
1521
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1521

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