# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Lincoln, NE (LNK)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Lincoln (Des Moines International Airport – Lincoln Airport (Nebraska)) is 168 miles / 271 kilometers / 146 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 49 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Lincoln (LNK) is 192 miles / 309 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 21 minutes.

## 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).

## 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: Lincoln, NE
Country: United States
IATA Code: LNK
ICAO Code: KLNK
Coordinates: 40°51′3″N, 96°45′33″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Lincoln.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 50 kg (110 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Lincoln (LNK).

Distance:
168
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
168

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