Shortest distance between Ames and West Des Moines is 31.96 miles (51.43 km).
Flight distance from Ames, IA to West Des Moines, IA is 31.96 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 04 minutes.
The driving distance from Ames, Iowa to West Des Moines, Iowa is: 41.16 miles (66.24 km) by car.
Driving from Ames to West Des Moines will take approximately 00 hours 43 minutes.
The distance between Ames and West Des Moines is 66 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 00 hours 44 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 West Des Moines. The current time is 17:24:17.
|Average Speed||Travel Time|
|30 mph (48.3 km/h)||01 hours 22 minutes|
|40 mph (64.37 km/h)||01 hours 01 minutes|
|50 mph (80.47 km/h)||00 hours 49 minutes|
|60 mph (96.56 km/h)||00 hours 41 minutes|
|70 mph (112.65 km/h)||00 hours 35 minutes|
|75 mph (120.7 km/h)||00 hours 32 minutes|
|80 mph (128.75 km/h)||00 hours 30 minutes|
A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 5.5 liters (1.45 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Ames and West Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Ames to West Des Moines is $4.59 (diesel $4.89).
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.
The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Ames and West Des Moines (latitude and longitude). Cities, states, and countries each have their own regional center. The Haversine formula is used to measure the radius.