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

B Lincoln Airport (Nebraska)
City: Lincoln, NE
Country: United States Flag of 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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Lincoln, NE

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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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