How far is Des Moines from Ames?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Des Moines and Ames is 30 miles (48.29 km).

Flight distance from Houston to Atlanta is 30 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 04 minutes.

Driving distance

The driving distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Ames, Iowa is: 35.88 miles (57.74 km) by car.

Driving from Des Moines to Ames will take approximately 00 hours 37 minutes.

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#1 Des Moines

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

Population 214237
GPS Coordinates 41°36'2"N 93°36'33"W
Latitude 41.6005400
Longitude -93.6091100
Altitude 266
Country United States
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#2 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

Estimated Travel Time Between Des Moines and Ames

The distance between Des Moines and Ames is 58 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 00 hours 38 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 Des Moines and Ames. The current time is 13:13:37.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 01 hours 11 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 00 hours 53 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 00 hours 43 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 00 hours 35 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 00 hours 30 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 00 hours 28 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 00 hours 26 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 4.79 liters (1.27 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Des Moines and Ames.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Des Moines to Ames is $3.89 (diesel $4.16).

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 $3.069 (Diesel $3.286) /gallon. Last changed prices on June 15, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Des Moines 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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