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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Kearney, NE (EAR)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Kearney (Des Moines International Airport – Kearney Regional Airport) is 284 miles / 457 kilometers / 247 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Kearney (EAR) is 316 miles / 509 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 21 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Kearney Regional Airport (EAR).

How far is Kearney from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 284.269 miles
  • 457.487 kilometers
  • 247.023 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
  • 283.582 miles
  • 456.380 kilometers
  • 246.426 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 Kearney Regional Airport
City: Kearney, NE
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: EAR
ICAO Code: KEAR
Coordinates: 40°43′37″N, 99°0′24″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Kearney.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Kearney, NE

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 67 kg (147 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Kearney (EAR).

Distance:
284
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
284

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