How far is Des Moines from Waterloo?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Des Moines and Waterloo is 89.56 miles (144.13 km).

Flight distance from Houston to Atlanta is 89.56 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 13 minutes.

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

Driving distance

The driving distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Waterloo, Iowa is: 112.26 miles (180.66 km) by car.

Driving from Des Moines to Waterloo 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 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 Waterloo

City in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States

Population 67328
GPS Coordinates 42°29'34"N 92°20'35"W
Latitude 42.4927600
Longitude -92.3429600
Altitude 261
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Des Moines and Waterloo

The distance between Des Moines and Waterloo is 181 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 00 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 Waterloo. The current time is 01:22:41.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 03 hours 44 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 02 hours 48 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 14 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 01 hours 52 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 36 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 29 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 24 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 14.99 liters (3.96 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Des Moines and Waterloo.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Des Moines to Waterloo is $12.16 (diesel $13.02).

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 19, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Des Moines and Waterloo (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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Driving distance from Ames, IA to Des Moines 35.88 miles (58 km)

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Driving distance from Ankeny, IA to Des Moines 13.88 miles (22 km)

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Driving distance from Bettendorf, IA to Des Moines 171.28 miles (276 km)

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Driving distance from Cedar Falls, IA to Des Moines 126.17 miles (203 km)

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Driving distance from Cedar Rapids, IA to Des Moines 121.66 miles (196 km)

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Driving distance from Council Bluffs, IA to Des Moines 128.64 miles (207 km)

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Driving distance from Davenport, IA to Des Moines 169.06 miles (272 km)

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Driving distance from Dubuque, IA to Des Moines 202.03 miles (325 km)

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Driving distance from Indiana, IA to Des Moines 48.68 miles (78 km)

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Driving distance from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines 114.75 miles (185 km)

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Driving distance from Marion, IA to Des Moines 123.26 miles (198 km)

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Driving distance from Marshalltown, IA to Des Moines 52.81 miles (85 km)

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