How far is Iowa City from West Des Moines?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Iowa City and West Des Moines is 112.81 miles (181.55 km).

Flight distance from Houston to Atlanta is 112.81 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 14 minutes.

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

Driving distance

The driving distance from Iowa City, Iowa to West Des Moines, Iowa is: 120.67 miles (194.21 km) by car.

Driving from Iowa City to West Des Moines will take approximately 01 hours 54 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 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 Iowa City and West Des Moines

The distance between Iowa City and West Des Moines is 194 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 02 hours 09 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 West Des Moines. The current time is 13:43:41.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 04 hours 01 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 03 hours 01 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 24 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 02 hours 00 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 43 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 36 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 30 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 16.12 liters (4.26 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Iowa City and West Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Iowa City to West Des Moines is $13.07 (diesel $13.99).

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 Iowa City 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.

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