# How far is Minneapolis, MN, from Des Moines, IA?

The distance between Des Moines (Des Moines International Airport) and Minneapolis (Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport) is 232 miles / 374 kilometers / 202 nautical miles.

The 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.

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## Distance from Des Moines to Minneapolis

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Des Moines to Minneapolis. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

## How long does it take to fly from Des Moines to Minneapolis?

The estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport is 56 minutes.

## What is the time difference between Des Moines and Minneapolis?

There is no time difference between Des Moines and Minneapolis.

## Flight carbon footprint between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

On average, flying from Des Moines to Minneapolis generates about 59 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 59 kilograms equals 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

See the map of the 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
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
IATA Code: MSP
ICAO Code: KMSP
Coordinates: 44°52′55″N, 93°13′18″W