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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Ottawa (YOW)

Distance from Des Moines to Ottawa (Des Moines International Airport – Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport) is 940 miles / 1513 kilometers / 817 nautical miles.

How far is Ottawa from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 940.081 miles
  • 1512.913 kilometers
  • 816.908 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
  • 937.803 miles
  • 1509.247 kilometers
  • 814.928 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 Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is 2 hours 16 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Ottawa is 1 hour. Ottawa is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 147 kg (323 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 Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
City: Ottawa
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: YOW
ICAO Code: CYOW
Coordinates: 45°19′20″N, 75°40′9″W

Des Moines to Ottawa flight path

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Ottawa (YOW).

Elite level bonus (%):
Booking class bonus (%):
Air miles:
940
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
940

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