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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Lancaster, PA (LNS)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Lancaster (Des Moines International Airport – Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania)) is 914 miles / 1471 kilometers / 794 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 13 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Lancaster (LNS) is 1015 miles / 1634 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 40 minutes.

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).

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 Lancaster Airport (Pennsylvania)
City: Lancaster, PA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LNS
ICAO Code: KLNS
Coordinates: 40°7′18″N, 76°17′45″W

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.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Lancaster, PA

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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).

Distance:
914
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
914

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