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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Omaha, NE (OMA)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Omaha (Des Moines International Airport – Eppley Airfield) is 117 miles / 188 kilometers / 102 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 43 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Omaha (OMA) is 140 miles / 226 kilometers and travel time by car is about 2 hours 33 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Eppley Airfield (OMA).

How far is Omaha from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 116.980 miles
  • 188.260 kilometers
  • 101.652 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
  • 116.686 miles
  • 187.787 kilometers
  • 101.397 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 Eppley Airfield
City: Omaha, NE
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: OMA
ICAO Code: KOMA
Coordinates: 41°18′11″N, 95°53′38″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Omaha.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Omaha, NE

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 42 kg (93 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Omaha (OMA).

Distance:
117
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
117

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