How far is Council Bluffs from Des Moines?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Council Bluffs and Des Moines is 118.96 miles (191.45 km).

Flight distance from Council Bluffs, IA to Des Moines, IA is 118.96 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 15 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 14 minutes to travel from Council Bluffs to Des Moines with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Des Moines, Iowa is: 128.92 miles (207.47 km) by car.

Driving from Council Bluffs to Des Moines will take approximately 02 hours 02 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 Des Moines

City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city

Population 212312
GPS Coordinates 41°36'2"N 93°36'33"W
Latitude 41.6005400
Longitude -93.6091100
Altitude 266
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Council Bluffs and Des Moines

The distance between Council Bluffs and Des Moines is 207 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 18 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 Des Moines. The current time is 06:16:43.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 04 hours 17 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 03 hours 13 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 34 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 08 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 50 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 43 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 36 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 17.22 liters (4.55 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Council Bluffs and Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Council Bluffs to Des Moines is $15.38 (diesel $16.92).

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 $3.38 (Diesel $3.72) /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 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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