The flight distance from Phoenix, Arizona to Des Moines, Iowa is:

1,156 miles / 1 861 km

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Distance from Phoenix, AZ to Des Moines, IA

The total distance from Phoenix, AZ to Des Moines, IA is 1,156 miles.

This is equivalent to 1 861 kilometers or 1,005 nautical miles.

Your trip begins in Phoenix, Arizona.
It ends in Des Moines, Iowa.

Your flight direction from Phoenix, AZ to Des Moines, IA is Northeast (56 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to fly from Phoenix, AZ to Des Moines, IA. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies"). It uses the great circle formula to compute the total travel mileage.

Phoenix, Arizona

City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Country: United States
Category: cities

Des Moines, Iowa

City: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Category: cities

Flight distance calculator

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