Distance from Boston to Des Moines

Distance is 1865 kilometers or 1159 miles or 1007 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map – Shortest path between Boston and Des Moines

Map – Shortest path between Boston and Des Moines
  • Location for Boston
  • Location for Des Moines

The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Boston

Latitude: 42° 21' North
Longitude: 71° 03' West
Initial heading:275.0°WestWest
Final heading:259.8°WestWest

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Heading from Des Moines

Latitude: 41° 35' North
Longitude: 93° 36' West
Initial heading:79.8°EastEast
Final heading:95.0°EastEast

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Boston (USA - Massachusetts)Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:15:29 PM
Des Moines (USA - Iowa)Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:15:29 PM

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