How far is Ames from West Des Moines?

Distance by Flight

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.

Driving distance

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.

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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 West Des Moines

City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

Population 67899
GPS Coordinates 41°34'38"N 93°42'41"W
Latitude 41.5772100
Longitude -93.7113300
Altitude 252
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Ames and West Des Moines

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

Gas Consumption

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.

How did we calculate the distance?

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.

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