The distance from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport to Des Moines International Airport is:

246 miles / 396 km driving

232 miles / 374 km flying

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Distance from MSP to DSM

The total driving distance from MSP to DSM is 246 miles or 396 kilometers.

The total straight line flight distance from MSP to DSM is 232 miles.

This is equivalent to 374 kilometers or 202 nautical miles.

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

Your flight direction from MSP to DSM is South (-174 degrees from North).

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

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

IATA: MSP
ICAO: KMSP
FAA: MSP
City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota
Zip code: 55450
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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