The distance from Kansas City International Airport to Des Moines International Airport is:

190 miles / 306 km driving

164 miles / 264 km flying

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Distance from MCI to DSM

The total driving distance from MCI to DSM is 190 miles or 306 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from MCI to DSM is 164 miles.

This is equivalent to 264 kilometers or 142 nautical miles.

Your trip begins at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. It ends at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa.

Your flight direction from MCI to DSM is North (19 degrees from North).

The distance calculator helps you figure out how far it is to get from MCI to DSM. 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.

Kansas City International Airport

IATA: MCI
ICAO: KMCI
FAA: MCI
City: Kansas City
State: Missouri
Zip code: 64195
Country: United States
Category: airports

Des Moines International Airport

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

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