Distance between Palm Springs, CA (PSP) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Palm Springs to Des Moines (Palm Springs International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 1355 miles / 2180 kilometers / 1177 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Palm Springs (PSP) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1696 miles / 2730 kilometers and travel time by car is about 27 hours 40 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from Palm Springs?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1354.867 miles
• 2180.446 kilometers
• 1177.347 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
• 1352.540 miles
• 2176.702 kilometers
• 1175.325 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 Springs International Airport
City: Palm Springs, CA
Country: United States
IATA Code: PSP
ICAO Code: KPSP
Coordinates: 33°49′46″N, 116°30′25″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 Palm Springs and Des Moines is 2 hours. Des Moines is 2 hours ahead of Palm Springs.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 170 kg (376 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Palm Springs (PSP) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
1355
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1355

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