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Distance between Fargo, ND (FAR) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Fargo to Des Moines (Hector International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 403 miles / 649 kilometers / 351 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Driving distance from Fargo (FAR) to Des Moines (DSM) is 485 miles / 781 kilometers and travel time by car is about 8 hours 31 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Hector International Airport (FAR) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Fargo?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 403.427 miles
  • 649.253 kilometers
  • 350.569 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
  • 403.503 miles
  • 649.376 kilometers
  • 350.635 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 Hector International Airport
City: Fargo, ND
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: FAR
ICAO Code: KFAR
Coordinates: 46°55′14″N, 96°48′56″W

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Fargo and Des Moines.

Time Difference

Fargo, ND

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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 84 kg (186 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fargo (FAR) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
403
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
403

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