How far is Lake City, IA from Des Moines, IA?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between Lake City and Des Moines is 73.93 miles (118.98 km).

Flight distance from Lake City, IA to Des Moines, IA is 73.93 miles. Estimated flight time is 00 hours 12 minutes.

It takes 00 hours 11 minutes to travel from Lake City to Des Moines with an airplane (average speed of 550 miles).

Driving distance

The driving distance from Lake City, Iowa to Des Moines, Iowa is: 105.45 miles (169.71 km) by car.

Driving from Lake City to Des Moines will take approximately 01 hours 47 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 Des Moines

The capital of Iowa. It is located in central Iowa. Des Moines is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many outdoor activities, and its many attractions, such as the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and the Science Center of Iowa.

Population 212312
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 Lake City and Des Moines

The distance between Lake City and Des Moines is 170 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 01 hours 53 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 Des Moines. The current time is 00:13:36.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 03 hours 30 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 02 hours 38 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 02 hours 06 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 01 hours 45 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 01 hours 30 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 01 hours 24 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 01 hours 18 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 14.09 liters (3.72 gallon) of gas to cover the route between Lake City and Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from Lake City to Des Moines is $12.22 (diesel $17.3).

Iowa gas prices.

Gasoline Mid Grade Premium Diesel
Gallon $3.29 $3.6 $4.06 $4.65
Total $12.22 $13.39 $15.12 $17.3

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 15, 2024.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between Lake 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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