The flight time from Kansas City International Airport to Des Moines International Airport is:

50 minutes

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Flying time from MCI to DSM

The total flight duration from MCI to DSM is 50 minutes.

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between MCI and DSM.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from MCI to DSM ("as the crow flies"), which is about 164 miles or 264 kilometers.

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 flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the 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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