# 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
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Vancouver International Airport
City: Vancouver
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.

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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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