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Distance between Salyersville (Kentucky) and De Smet

Driving non-stop from Salyersville (Kentucky) to De Smet

How far is De Smet from Salyersville (Kentucky)? Here's the quick answer if you have friends taking shifts as driver so that you can make the entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 1,116 miles or 1796 km

Driving time: 16 hours, 36 minutes

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Flying non-stop from Salyersville (Kentucky) to De Smet

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Salyersville, Kentucky and De Smet, South Dakota. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

Flight distance: 882 miles or 1420 km

Flight time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 234 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.3x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/7th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Salyersville (Kentucky) to De Smet airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Tri-State Airport (HTS)

Arrival airport: Huron Regional Airport (HON)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 152 minutes

Getting to your destination: 101 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from HTS to HON and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Salyersville (Kentucky) to De Smet including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 8 hours

To see the details on this flight plan, including recommended airports, airline, and route, check out the flight planner:

Plan a trip to De Smet

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How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from De Smet to Salyersville (Kentucky), or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,116 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 36 minutes
flight distance is 882 miles
flight time of 2 hours, 16 minutes
De Smet is 1 hour behind Salyersville (Kentucky)

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