Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Lancaster.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania) (LNS).
How far is Lancaster from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Lancaster. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 913.930 miles
- 1470.828 kilometers
- 794.183 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
- 911.642 miles
- 1467.145 kilometers
- 792.195 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 Lancaster is 1 hour. Lancaster is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 145 kg (319 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Lancaster (LNS).