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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 6 hours 36 minutes.

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).

How far is Milwaukee from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Milwaukee. 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).

Airport information


A 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

B 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

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Milwaukee.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Milwaukee, WI

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 71 kg (156 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Milwaukee (MKE).

Distance:
311
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
311

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