Distance between Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Fort Lauderdale to Des Moines (Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 1315 miles / 2117 kilometers / 1143 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 59 minutes.

Driving distance from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1549 miles / 2493 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 8 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Fort Lauderdale?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1315.437 miles
• 2116.991 kilometers
• 1143.084 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
• 1316.599 miles
• 2118.860 kilometers
• 1144.093 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 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport
City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country: United States
IATA Code: FLL
ICAO Code: KFLL
Coordinates: 26°4′21″N, 80°9′9″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 Fort Lauderdale and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour behind Fort Lauderdale.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 168 kg (370 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
1315
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1315

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