How far is Lake City, IA from Ames, IA?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Lake City and Ames is 59.28 miles (95.41 km).

Flight distance from Lake City, IA to Ames, IA is 59.28 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 08 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 08 minutes to travel from Lake City to Ames with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Lake City, Iowa to Ames, Iowa is: 73.47 miles (118.23 km) by car.

Driving from Lake City to Ames will take approximately 01 hours 25 minutes.

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#1 Lake City

City in Iowa, USA

Population 1642
GPS Coordinates 42°16'3"N 94°44'2"W
Latitude 42.2674800
Longitude -94.7338700
Altitude 378
Country United States
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#2 Ames

The most populous city in Story County, Iowa. It is located on the Des Moines River in central Iowa. Ames is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Iowa State University campus and the Ames Historical Society.

Population 67033
GPS Coordinates 42°2'5"N 93°37'12"W
Latitude 42.0347100
Longitude -93.6199400
Altitude 287
Country United States

Estimated Travel Time Between Lake City and Ames

The distance between Lake City and Ames is 118 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 01 hours 18 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 Lake City and Ames. The current time is 13:55:28.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 02 hours 26 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 01 hours 50 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 01 hours 28 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 01 hours 13 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 02 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 00 hours 58 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 00 hours 54 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 9.81 liters (2.59 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Lake City and Ames.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Lake City to Ames is $8.52 (diesel $12.05).

Iowa gas prices.

Gasoline Mid Grade Premium Diesel
Gallon $3.29 $3.6 $4.06 $4.65
Total $8.52 $9.33 $10.54 $12.05

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 (in Iowa ) per gallon of daily gas for calculations is $3.285 (Diesel $4.648) /gallon. Last changed prices on June 20, 2024.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Lake City and Ames (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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