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

Distance from Des Moines to Santa Maria (Des Moines International Airport – Santa Maria Public Airport) is 1521 miles / 2448 kilometers / 1322 nautical miles.

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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) is 3 hours 22 minutes.

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

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 166 kg (366 pounds).

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

Des Moines to Santa Maria flight path

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

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Santa Maria (SMX).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1521

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