# Distance between Fairbanks, AK (FAI) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Fairbanks to Des Moines (Fairbanks International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 2642 miles / 4252 kilometers / 2296 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 30 minutes.

Driving distance from Fairbanks (FAI) to Des Moines (DSM) is 3373 miles / 5429 kilometers and travel time by car is about 60 hours 8 minutes.

## 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).

## Airport information

A Fairbanks International Airport
City: Fairbanks, AK
Country: United States
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″W

B 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

## 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.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 292 kg (643 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fairbanks (FAI) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
2642
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2642

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