The distance from Des Moines International Airport to Saint Paul, Minnesota is:

251 miles / 404 km driving

237 miles / 382 km flying

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Distance from DSM to Saint Paul, MN

The total driving distance from DSM to Saint Paul, MN is 251 miles or 404 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from DSM to Saint Paul, MN is 237 miles.

This is equivalent to 382 kilometers or 206 nautical miles.

Your trip begins at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa. It ends in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Your flight direction from DSM to Saint Paul, MN is North (7 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from DSM to Saint Paul, MN. It does this by computing the straight line flying distance ("as the crow flies") and the driving distance if the route is drivable. It uses all this data to compute the total travel mileage.

Des Moines International Airport

IATA: DSM
ICAO: KDSM
FAA: DSM
City: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Zip code: 50321
Country: United States
Category: airports

Saint Paul, Minnesota

City: Saint Paul
State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Category: cities

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