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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Vancouver (YVR)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Vancouver (Des Moines International Airport – Vancouver International Airport) is 1520 miles / 2446 kilometers / 1321 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 22 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Vancouver (YVR) is 1948 miles / 3135 kilometers and travel time by car is about 31 hours 49 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

How far is Vancouver from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1519.638 miles
  • 2445.621 kilometers
  • 1320.529 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
  • 1515.984 miles
  • 2439.740 kilometers
  • 1317.354 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 Vancouver International Airport
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada Flag of Canada
IATA Code: YVR
ICAO Code: CYVR
Coordinates: 49°11′38″N, 123°11′2″W

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Vancouver

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 181 kg (398 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Vancouver (YVR).

Distance:
1520
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1520

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