The halfway point between Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and Des Moines International Airport is:

Mason City, Iowa

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Halfway between MSP and DSM

The best city between MSP and DSM to meet is Mason City, Iowa which is about 8 miles from the exact midpoint.

The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually Creamery, Iowa.

The closest zip code to the midpoint is 50401.

The exact latitude and longitude coordinates are 43° 11' 28" N and 93° 21' 12" W.

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

Each person would then have to drive about 123 miles to meet in the middle.

It will take about 1 hour and 56 minutes for each driver to arrive at the meeting point.


For a flight, the straight line geographic midpoint coordinates are 43° 12' 28" N and 93° 26' 52" W.

The city at the geographic halfway point from MSP to DSM is Fertile, Iowa.

Mason City, Iowa

City: Mason City
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Category: cities

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

Halfway point calculator

Travelmath helps you figure out the midpoint between two locations based on the driving directions from each starting point. You can find the closest town that is an equal distance from two cities. Use this tool to determine the best city to meet, or to look for interesting stops along the way if you're planning a long road trip and you need to take a break or stay overnight. Search for hotels at the midpoint city to split up your drive, or explore other nearby cities and discover local towns on your trip. If you're meeting a friend halfway in-between, you can figure out how far each person has to drive and how long it will take to arrive at the center. Even if you're separated by water, you can still calculate the straight line geographic midpoint to determine the closest flight distance.