# Distance between Kansas City, MO (MCI) and Seattle, WA (SEA)

Flight distance from Kansas City to Seattle (Kansas City International Airport – Seattle–Tacoma International Airport) is 1489 miles / 2397 kilometers / 1294 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 19 minutes.

Driving distance from Kansas City (MCI) to Seattle (SEA) is 1851 miles / 2979 kilometers and travel time by car is about 30 hours 3 minutes.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Kansas City to Seattle.

Shortest flight path between Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

## How far is Seattle from Kansas City?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Kansas City and Seattle. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1489.327 miles
• 2396.839 kilometers
• 1294.190 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
• 1486.075 miles
• 2391.605 kilometers
• 1291.364 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 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

B Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
City: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
IATA Code: SEA
ICAO Code: KSEA
Coordinates: 47°26′56″N, 122°18′32″W

## Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Kansas City and Seattle is 2 hours. Seattle is 2 hours behind Kansas City.

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## Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 179 kg (394 pounds).

## Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Kansas City (MCI) → Seattle (SEA).

Distance:
1489
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

### In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1489

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