Distance from Des Moines, IA to Wichita, KS

Distance

390 mi

Time

7 hours

Gas Cost

$28 - $55

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There are 335.03 miles from Des Moines to Wichita in southwest direction and 390 miles (627.64 kilometers) by car, following the I-35 route.

Des Moines and Wichita are 7 hours far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Des Moines, IA to Wichita, KS. The halfway point is Shawnee, KS.

Des Moines, IA and Wichita, KS are in the same time zone (Central Daylight Time). Current time in both locations is 10:35 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 18.04 gallons of gas to cover the route between Des Moines, IA and Wichita, KS.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Des Moines to Wichita is $46.18.

During the route, an average car will release 353.41 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Des Moines, IA and Wichita, KS

If you want to meet halfway between Des Moines, IA and Wichita, KS or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 38.994732 and -94.716057, or 38º 59' 41.0352" N, 94º 42' 57.8052" W. This location is 194.81 miles away from Des Moines, IA and Wichita, KS and it would take approximately 3 hours 30 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest city or town to the halfway point is Shawnee, KS, situated 204.12 miles from Des Moines, IA and 187.99 miles from Wichita, KS. It would take 3 hours 47 mins to go from Des Moines to Shawnee and 3 hours 17 mins to go from Wichita to Shawnee.

Major City Closest to Halfway Point

The major city closest to the halfway point between Des Moines, IA and Wichita, KS is Kansas City, MO, situated 193.69 miles from Des Moines, IA and 196 miles from Wichita, KS. It would take 3 hours 32 mins to go from Des Moines to and 3 hours 27 mins to go from Wichita to Kansas City.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some other major cities along the route include Overland Park, KS, and Olathe, KS.

Best Hotels In or Near Wichita, KS

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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Des Moines, IA

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Small cars

From $14

Intermediate

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From $18

Full-size

Full-size cars

From $24

SUVs

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From $28

Vans

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From $40


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Weather in Des Moines and Wichita

Des Moines

Rain today, with temperatures bottoming out at 31°F on Wednesday.

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Rain Clear day Partly cloudy day Wind Partly cloudy day
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16 336 degrees 6 257 degrees 13 214 degrees 12 321 degrees 3 278 degrees

Wichita

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures bottoming out at 45°F on Wednesday.

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Wind Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day
67° 39° 57° 30° 59° 40° 58° 41° 45° 28°
29% Rain probability 11% Rain probability 11% Rain probability 6% Rain probability 3% Rain probability
18 337 degrees 7 222 degrees 16 202 degrees 10 11 degrees 4 130 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Des Moines, IA and Wichita, KS in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 335.03 mi 539.18 km 291.13 nautical mi
Driving distance 390 mi 627.64 km 338.90 nautical mi

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