The distance from Des Moines International Airport to Lincoln, Nebraska is:

189 miles / 304 km driving

165 miles / 265 km flying

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Distance from DSM to Lincoln, NE

The total driving distance from DSM to Lincoln, NE is 189 miles or 304 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from DSM to Lincoln, NE is 165 miles.

This is equivalent to 265 kilometers or 143 nautical miles.

Your trip begins at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa. It ends in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Your flight direction from DSM to Lincoln, NE is West (-107 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from DSM to Lincoln, NE. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies") and the driving distance if the route is drivable. It uses all this data to compute the total travel mileage.

Des Moines International Airport

IATA: DSM
ICAO: KDSM
FAA: DSM
City: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Zip code: 50321
Country: United States
Category: airports

Lincoln, Nebraska

City: Lincoln
State: Nebraska
Country: United States
Category: cities

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