Map of flight path and driving directions from Salt Lake City to Des Moines.
Shortest flight path between Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and Des Moines International Airport (DSM).
How far is Des Moines from Salt Lake City?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Salt Lake City and Des Moines. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 954.745 miles
- 1536.514 kilometers
- 829.651 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
- 952.305 miles
- 1532.587 kilometers
- 827.531 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 Salt Lake City and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour ahead of Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City, UT
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 148 kg (326 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Salt Lake City (SLC) → Des Moines (DSM).