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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 Flag of 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 Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Santa Maria, CA

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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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