# Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Kansas City, MO (MCI)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Kansas City (Des Moines International Airport – Kansas City International Airport) is 164 miles / 264 kilometers / 142 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 48 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Kansas City (MCI) is 190 miles / 306 kilometers and travel time by car is about 3 hours 22 minutes.

## 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).

## Airport information

A Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Kansas City International Airport
City: Kansas City, MO
Country: United States
IATA Code: MCI
ICAO Code: KMCI
Coordinates: 39°17′51″N, 94°42′50″W

## Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Kansas City.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 49 kg (108 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Kansas City (MCI).

Distance:
164
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
164

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