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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Milwaukee (Des Moines International Airport – Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport) is 311 miles / 501 kilometers / 271 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 5 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Milwaukee (MKE) is 376 miles / 605 kilometers and travel time by car is about 7 hours 1 minutes.

Des Moines – Milwaukee

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311
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501
Kilometers
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271
Nautical miles

How far is Milwaukee from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 311.336 miles
  • 501.047 kilometers
  • 270.544 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
  • 310.630 miles
  • 499.911 kilometers
  • 269.930 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).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is 1 hour 5 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Milwaukee.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Milwaukee generates about 71 kg of CO2 per passenger, 71 kilograms is equal to 156 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Milwaukee

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE).

Airport information

Origin 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
Destination Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
City: Milwaukee, WI
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MKE
ICAO Code: KMKE
Coordinates: 42°56′49″N, 87°53′47″W