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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Minneapolis, MN (MSP)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Minneapolis (Des Moines International Airport – Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport) is 232 miles / 374 kilometers / 202 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 56 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Minneapolis (MSP) is 247 miles / 397 kilometers and travel time by car is about 4 hours 35 minutes.

Des Moines – Minneapolis

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232
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374
Kilometers
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202
Nautical miles

How far is Minneapolis 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)
  • 232.191 miles
  • 373.675 kilometers
  • 201.768 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
  • 232.389 miles
  • 373.993 kilometers
  • 201.940 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 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport is 56 minutes.

Time difference

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Minneapolis.

Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Des Moines to Minneapolis generates about 59 kg of CO2 per passenger, 59 kilograms is equal to 130 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 Minneapolis

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP).

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 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
City: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSP
ICAO Code: KMSP
Coordinates: 44°52′55″N, 93°13′18″W

Airlines flying from Des Moines (DSM) to Minneapolis (MSP)

Delta Air Lines