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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Lexington, KY (LEX)

Distance from Des Moines to Lexington (Des Moines International Airport – Blue Grass Airport) is 539 miles / 867 kilometers / 468 nautical miles.

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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is 1 hour 31 minutes.

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.

Time Difference

Des Moines
Lexington

Des Moines, IA

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Lexington, KY

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 105 kg (230 pounds).

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 Blue Grass Airport
City: Lexington, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LEX
ICAO Code: KLEX
Coordinates: 38°2′11″N, 84°36′21″W

Map

Des Moines to Lexington flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Lexington (LEX).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
539

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