How far is Council Bluffs from West Des Moines?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Council Bluffs and West Des Moines is 113.48 miles (182.62 km).

Flight distance from Council Bluffs, IA to West Des Moines, IA is 113.48 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 14 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 13 minutes to travel from Council Bluffs to West Des Moines with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Council Bluffs, Iowa to West Des Moines, Iowa is: 124.09 miles (199.7 km) by car.

Driving from Council Bluffs to West Des Moines will take approximately 01 hours 58 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 West Des Moines

City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

Population 69057
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 Council Bluffs and West Des Moines

The distance between Council Bluffs and West Des Moines is 200 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 13 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 West Des Moines. The current time is 14:50:19.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 04 hours 08 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 03 hours 06 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 28 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 04 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 46 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 39 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 32 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 16.57 liters (4.38 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Council Bluffs and West Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Council Bluffs to West Des Moines is $14.8 (diesel $16.29).

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 05, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Council Bluffs 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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