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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Nanaimo (YCD)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Nanaimo (Des Moines International Airport – Nanaimo Airport) is 1549 miles / 2493 kilometers / 1346 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Nanaimo (YCD) is 2010 miles / 3235 kilometers and travel time by car is about 34 hours 16 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Nanaimo Airport (YCD).

How far is Nanaimo from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1548.933 miles
  • 2492.766 kilometers
  • 1345.986 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
  • 1545.171 miles
  • 2486.711 kilometers
  • 1342.716 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 Nanaimo Airport
City: Nanaimo
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: YCD
ICAO Code: CYCD
Coordinates: 49°3′8″N, 123°52′12″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Nanaimo

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 183 kg (403 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Nanaimo (YCD).

Distance:
1549
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1549

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