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Distance between West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from West Palm Beach to Des Moines (Palm Beach International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 1282 miles / 2063 kilometers / 1114 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 55 minutes.

Driving distance from West Palm Beach (PBI) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1502 miles / 2418 kilometers and travel time by car is about 26 hours 16 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from West Palm Beach to Des Moines.

Shortest flight path between Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from West Palm Beach?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1282.133 miles
  • 2063.392 kilometers
  • 1114.143 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
  • 1283.106 miles
  • 2064.960 kilometers
  • 1114.989 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 Palm Beach International Airport
City: West Palm Beach, FL
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: PBI
ICAO Code: KPBI
Coordinates: 26°40′59″N, 80°5′44″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

The time difference between West Palm Beach and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour behind West Palm Beach.

Time Difference

West Palm Beach, FL

 EST

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 166 kg (365 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

West Palm Beach (PBI) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
1282
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1282

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