How far is Ames from Council Bluffs?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Ames and Council Bluffs is 127.42 miles (205.06 km).

Flight distance from Ames, IA to Council Bluffs, IA is 127.42 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 19 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 17 minutes to travel from Ames to Council Bluffs with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Ames, Iowa to Council Bluffs, Iowa is: 161.82 miles (260.42 km) by car.

Driving from Ames to Council Bluffs will take approximately 02 hours 30 minutes.

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#1 Ames

City in Iowa, United States

Population 66258
GPS Coordinates 42°2'5"N 93°37'12"W
Latitude 42.0347100
Longitude -93.6199400
Altitude 287
Country United States
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#2 Council Bluffs

City in Iowa

Population 62166
GPS Coordinates 41°15'43"N 95°51'39"W
Latitude 41.2619400
Longitude -95.8608300
Altitude 301
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Ames and Council Bluffs

The distance between Ames and Council Bluffs is 260 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 53 minutes if you drive your car at an average speed of 90 kilometers / hour. For different choices, please review the avg. speed travel time table on the below.

There is no time difference between Ames and Council Bluffs. The current time is 16:44:35.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 05 hours 23 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 04 hours 02 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 03 hours 14 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 41 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 02 hours 18 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 02 hours 09 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 02 hours 01 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 21.61 liters (5.71 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Ames and Council Bluffs.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Ames to Council Bluffs is $18.04 (diesel $19.23).

Take a look at our Gas Cost Calculator feature. It will figure out how much it will cost to drive this particular distance.

The average gas price per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $3.159 (Diesel $3.367) /gallon. Last changed prices on August 04, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Ames and Council Bluffs (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.

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