How far is Des Moines from Iowa City?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Des Moines and Iowa City is 107.44 miles (172.91 km).

Flight distance from Houston to Atlanta is 107.44 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 13 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 12 minutes to travel from Des Moines to Iowa City with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Iowa City, Iowa is: 114.75 miles (184.67 km) by car.

Driving from Des Moines to Iowa City will take approximately 01 hours 47 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 Iowa City

City in Johnson County, Iowa

Population 75130
GPS Coordinates 41°39'40"N 91°31'49"W
Latitude 41.6611300
Longitude -91.5301700
Altitude 204
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Des Moines and Iowa City

The distance between Des Moines and Iowa City is 185 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 03 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 Iowa City. The current time is 10:43:58.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 03 hours 49 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 02 hours 52 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 17 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 01 hours 54 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 38 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 31 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 25 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 15.33 liters (4.05 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Des Moines and Iowa City.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Des Moines to Iowa City is $12.29 (diesel $13.26).

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 $3.035 (Diesel $3.274) /gallon. Last changed prices on June 14, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

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