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

B Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City: Grand Island, NE
Country: United States Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Grand Island, NE

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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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