How far is Des Moines from West Des Moines?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Des Moines and West Des Moines is 5.52 miles (8.89 km).

Flight distance from Houston to Atlanta is 5.52 miles. Estimated flight time is .

Driving distance

The driving distance from Des Moines, Iowa to West Des Moines, Iowa is: 8.14 miles (13.11 km) by car.

Driving from Des Moines to West Des Moines will take approximately 00 hours 12 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 West Des Moines

City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

Population 67899
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 Des Moines and West Des Moines

The distance between Des Moines and West Des Moines is 13 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 00 hours 08 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 West Des Moines. The current time is 15:19:59.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 00 hours 16 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 00 hours 12 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 00 hours 09 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 00 hours 08 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 00 hours 06 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 00 hours 06 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 00 hours 06 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 1.09 liters (0.29 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Des Moines and West Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Des Moines to West Des Moines is $0.88 (diesel $0.94).

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 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.

Distance to Other Cities

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