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).
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.
San Diego, CA
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 175 kg (386 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
San Diego (SAN) → Des Moines (DSM).