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Distance between Louisville, KY (SDF) and Kansas City, MO (MCI)

Flight distance from Louisville to Kansas City (Louisville International Airport – Kansas City International Airport) is 491 miles / 790 kilometers / 427 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 25 minutes.

Driving distance from Louisville (SDF) to Kansas City (MCI) is 533 miles / 858 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 25 minutes.

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

Shortest flight path between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI).

How far is Kansas City from Louisville?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 490.979 miles
  • 790.155 kilometers
  • 426.649 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
  • 489.838 miles
  • 788.317 kilometers
  • 425.657 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 Louisville International Airport
City: Louisville, KY
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: SDF
ICAO Code: KSDF
Coordinates: 38°10′27″N, 85°44′9″W

B Kansas City International Airport
City: Kansas City, MO
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MCI
ICAO Code: KMCI
Coordinates: 39°17′51″N, 94°42′50″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Louisville and Kansas City is 1 hour. Kansas City is 1 hour behind Louisville.

Time Difference

Louisville, KY

 EDT

Kansas City, MO

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 97 kg (214 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Louisville (SDF) → Kansas City (MCI).

Distance:
491
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
491

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