# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Grand Island, NE (GRI)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Grand Island (Des Moines International Airport – Central Nebraska Regional Airport) is 245 miles / 394 kilometers / 213 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 57 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Grand Island (GRI) is 285 miles / 459 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 54 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI).

## How far is Grand Island from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 245.098 miles
• 394.447 kilometers
• 212.984 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
• 244.491 miles
• 393.471 kilometers
• 212.457 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: Grand Island, NE
Country: United States
IATA Code: GRI
ICAO Code: KGRI
Coordinates: 40°58′2″N, 98°18′34″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Grand Island.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 61 kg (135 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Grand Island (GRI).

Distance:
245
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
245

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