How far is West Des Moines from Des Moines?

Distance by Flight

Shortest distance between West Des Moines and 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 West Des Moines, Iowa to Des Moines, Iowa is: 7.4 miles (11.91 km) by car.

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

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#1 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
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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 West Des Moines and Des Moines

The distance between West Des Moines and Des Moines is 12 km if you choose to drive by road. You can go 00 hours 07 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 West Des Moines and Des Moines. The current time is 00:31:11.

Average Speed Travel Time
30 mph (48.3 km/h) 00 hours 14 minutes
40 mph (64.37 km/h) 00 hours 11 minutes
50 mph (80.47 km/h) 00 hours 08 minutes
60 mph (96.56 km/h) 00 hours 07 minutes
70 mph (112.65 km/h) 00 hours 06 minutes
75 mph (120.7 km/h) 00 hours 05 minutes
80 mph (128.75 km/h) 00 hours 05 minutes

Gas Consumption

A car with a fuel efficiency of 8.3 l/100 km will need 0.99 liters (0.26 gallon) of gas to cover the route between West Des Moines and Des Moines.
The estimated cost of gas to go from West Des Moines to Des Moines is $0.79 (diesel $0.85).

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 $3.035 (Diesel $3.274) /gallon. Last changed prices on June 13, 2021.

How did we calculate the distance?

The place names are translated into coordinates to approximate the distance between West Des Moines 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.

Distance to Other Cities

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Driving distance from Ames, IA to West Des Moines 41.2 miles (66 km)

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Driving distance from Ankeny, IA to West Des Moines 19.2 miles (31 km)

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Driving distance from Cedar Falls, IA to West Des Moines 131.49 miles (212 km)

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Driving distance from Davenport, IA to West Des Moines 174.38 miles (281 km)

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Driving distance from Dubuque, IA to West Des Moines 207.35 miles (334 km)

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Driving distance from Indiana, IA to West Des Moines 51.52 miles (83 km)

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Driving distance from Iowa City, IA to West Des Moines 120.07 miles (193 km)

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Driving distance from Marion, IA to West Des Moines 128.58 miles (207 km)

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