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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Santa Ana, CA (SNA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Santa Ana (Des Moines International Airport – Orange County John Wayne Airport) is 1428 miles / 2299 kilometers / 1241 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 12 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Santa Ana (SNA) is 1685 miles / 2712 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 29 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA).

How far is Santa Ana from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1428.262 miles
  • 2298.565 kilometers
  • 1241.126 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
  • 1425.759 miles
  • 2294.536 kilometers
  • 1238.950 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 Orange County John Wayne Airport
City: Santa Ana, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SNA
ICAO Code: KSNA
Coordinates: 33°40′32″N, 117°52′4″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Santa Ana, CA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 175 kg (386 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Santa Ana (SNA).

Distance:
1428
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1428

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