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

41 minutes

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In-air flight time: 41 minutes
From gate to gate: 1 hour, 9 minutes
Constant 500 mph: 28 minutes

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Flying time from MSP to DSM

The total flight duration from MSP to DSM is 41 minutes.

This is the average in-air flight time (wheels up to wheels down on the runway) based on actual flights taken over the past year. It covers the entire time on a typical commercial flight including take-off and landing.

If you're planning a trip, you should also factor in extra time for the plane to pull back from the gate and taxi to the runway, as well as reaching the destination gate after landing. If you include this extra time on the tarmac, the average total elapsed time from gate to gate flying from MSP to DSM is 1 hour, 9 minutes.

Finally, pilots might want to estimate the flight time using an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. If you don't add any extra time to increase or decrease speed for take-off and landing, then at constant speed your flight time would be 28 minutes.

Note that if you fly the other direction, the flight time from DSM to MSP would be 43 minutes due to the effect of winds and the jet stream.

If you're booking a flight, make sure you check the scheduled departure and arrival times. 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 MSP and DSM.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from MSP to DSM ("as the crow flies"), which is about 232 miles or 374 kilometers.

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

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota
Zip code: 55450
Country: United States
Category: airports

Des Moines International Airport

City: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Zip code: 50321
Country: United States
Category: airports

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