Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Kansas City.
Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
How far is Kansas City from Des Moines?
There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Kansas City. Here are two common methods:Vincenty's formula (applied above)
- 163.954 miles
- 263.859 kilometers
- 142.472 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
- 164.106 miles
- 264.104 kilometers
- 142.605 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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Des Moines and Kansas City.
Des Moines, IA
Kansas City, MO
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 49 kg (108 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Des Moines (DSM) → Kansas City (MCI).