How far is Iowa City from Des Moines?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Iowa City and Des Moines 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 Iowa City to Des Moines with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Iowa City, Iowa to Des Moines, Iowa is: 113.86 miles (183.24 km) by car.

Driving from Iowa City to Des Moines will take approximately 01 hours 46 minutes.

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#1 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
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#2 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

Estimated Travel Time Between Iowa City and Des Moines

The distance between Iowa City and Des Moines is 183 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 02 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 Iowa City and Des Moines. The current time is 05:42:17.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 03 hours 47 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 02 hours 50 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 16 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 01 hours 53 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 37 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 15.21 liters (4.02 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Iowa City and Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Iowa City to Des Moines is $12.33 (diesel $13.2).

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 16, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

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