# 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
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
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.

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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:
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### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
914

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