# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Scottsbluff, NE (BFF)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Scottsbluff (Des Moines International Airport – Western Nebraska Regional Airport) is 514 miles / 827 kilometers / 447 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 28 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Scottsbluff (BFF) is 585 miles / 942 kilometers and travel time by car is about 10 hours 5 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Scottsbluff.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF).

## How far is Scottsbluff from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Scottsbluff. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 513.968 miles
• 827.151 kilometers
• 446.626 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
• 512.636 miles
• 825.008 kilometers
• 445.468 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 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

City: Scottsbluff, NE
Country: United States
IATA Code: BFF
ICAO Code: KBFF
Coordinates: 41°52′26″N, 103°35′45″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Scottsbluff is 1 hour. Scottsbluff is 1 hour behind Des Moines.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 101 kg (222 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Scottsbluff (BFF).

Distance:
514
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
514

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