Map of flight path and driving directions from Fairbanks to Des Moines.
Shortest flight path between Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).
How far is Des Moines from Fairbanks?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Fairbanks and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 2641.978 miles
- 4251.852 kilometers
- 2295.816 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
- 2635.892 miles
- 4242.057 kilometers
- 2290.528 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Fairbanks and Des Moines is 3 hours. Des Moines is 3 hours ahead of Fairbanks.
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 292 kg (643 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Fairbanks (FAI) → Des Moines (DSM).