How far is Des Moines from Cedar Rapids?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids is 105.05 miles (169.07 km).

Flight distance from Des Moines, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA is 105.05 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 14 minutes.

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

Driving distance

The driving distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Cedar Rapids, Iowa is: 121.66 miles (195.79 km) by car.

Driving from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids will take approximately 02 hours 02 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 212312
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 Cedar Rapids

City in Iowa

Population 134027
GPS Coordinates 42°0'30"N 91°38'39"W
Latitude 42.0083300
Longitude -91.6440700
Altitude 247
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids

The distance between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids is 196 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 10 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 Cedar Rapids. The current time is 09:20:18.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 04 hours 03 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 03 hours 02 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 25 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 01 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 44 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 37 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 31 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 16.25 liters (4.29 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids is $13.67 (diesel $14.53).

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 $3.184 (Diesel $3.385) /gallon. Last changed prices on September 22, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids (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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