Distance between Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) and Des Moines, IA (DSM)

Flight distance from Salt Lake City to Des Moines (Salt Lake City International Airport – Des Moines International Airport) is 955 miles / 1537 kilometers / 830 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 18 minutes.

Driving distance from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Des Moines (DSM) is 1073 miles / 1727 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 13 minutes.

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).

Airport information

A Salt Lake City International Airport
City: Salt Lake City, UT
Country: United States
IATA Code: SLC
ICAO Code: KSLC
Coordinates: 40°47′18″N, 111°58′40″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 Salt Lake City and Des Moines is 1 hour. Des Moines is 1 hour ahead of Salt Lake City.

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 148 kg (326 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Salt Lake City (SLC) → Des Moines (DSM).

Distance:
955
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
955

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