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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 Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Western Nebraska Regional Airport
City: Scottsbluff, NE
Country: United States Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Scottsbluff, NE

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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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