The total driving distance from DSM to Kansas City, MO is 187 miles or 301 kilometers.
Your trip begins at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa. It ends in Kansas City, Missouri.
If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from DSM to Kansas City, MO so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.
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