How far is Council Bluffs from Ames?

Distance by Flight

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

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

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

Driving distance

The driving distance from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Ames, Iowa is: 163.67 miles (263.4 km) by car.

Driving from Council Bluffs to Ames will take approximately 02 hours 33 minutes.

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#1 Council Bluffs

City in Iowa

Population 62216
GPS Coordinates 41°15'43"N 95°51'39"W
Latitude 41.2619400
Longitude -95.8608300
Altitude 301
Country United States
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#2 Ames

City in Iowa, United States

Population 67033
GPS Coordinates 42°2'5"N 93°37'12"W
Latitude 42.0347100
Longitude -93.6199400
Altitude 287
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Council Bluffs and Ames

The distance between Council Bluffs and Ames is 263 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 55 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 Council Bluffs and Ames. The current time is 16:13:21.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 05 hours 27 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 04 hours 05 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 03 hours 16 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 43 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 02 hours 20 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 02 hours 10 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 02 hours 02 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 21.86 liters (5.78 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Council Bluffs and Ames.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Council Bluffs to Ames is $19.3 (diesel $21.22).

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 $3.341 (Diesel $3.674) /gallon. Last changed prices on December 07, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

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

Distance to Other Cities

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