Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Lexington.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX).
How far is Lexington from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Lexington. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 538.714 miles
- 866.976 kilometers
- 468.129 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
- 537.804 miles
- 865.511 kilometers
- 467.339 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).
Time difference and current local times
The time difference between Des Moines and Lexington is 1 hour. Lexington is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 104 kg (230 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Lexington (LEX).