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Distance between San Diego, CA (SAN) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from San Diego to Des Moines (San Diego International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 1428 miles / 2297 kilometers / 1240 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 12 minutes.

Driving distance from San Diego (SAN) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1748 miles / 2813 kilometers and travel time by car is about 28 hours 35 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

How far is Des Moines from San Diego?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1427.536 miles
  • 2297.396 kilometers
  • 1240.495 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
  • 1425.307 miles
  • 2293.809 kilometers
  • 1238.558 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 San Diego International Airport
City: San Diego, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SAN
ICAO Code: KSAN
Coordinates: 32°44′0″N, 117°11′24″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 San Diego and Des Moines is 2 hours. Des Moines is 2 hours ahead of San Diego.

Time Difference

San Diego, CA

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Des Moines, IA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 175 kg (386 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

San Diego (SAN) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
1428
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1428

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