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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Lynchburg, VA (LYH)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Lynchburg (Des Moines International Airport – Lynchburg Regional Airport) is 825 miles / 1328 kilometers / 717 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 3 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Lynchburg (LYH) is 1013 miles / 1631 kilometers and travel time by car is about 18 hours 3 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Lynchburg.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH).

How far is Lynchburg from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Lynchburg. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 825.123 miles
  • 1327.907 kilometers
  • 717.012 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
  • 823.498 miles
  • 1325.292 kilometers
  • 715.600 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 Lynchburg Regional Airport
City: Lynchburg, VA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LYH
ICAO Code: KLYH
Coordinates: 37°19′36″N, 79°12′1″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Lynchburg is 1 hour. Lynchburg is 1 hour ahead of Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

 CST

Lynchburg, VA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 137 kg (302 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Lynchburg (LYH).

Distance:
825
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
825

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