Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Lincoln.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Lincoln Airport (Nebraska) (LNK).
How far is Lincoln from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Lincoln. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 168.120 miles
- 270.563 kilometers
- 146.092 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
- 167.739 miles
- 269.949 kilometers
- 145.761 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
There is no time difference between Des Moines and Lincoln.
Des Moines, IA
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 50 kg (110 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Lincoln (LNK).