Distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Buffalo, Iowa


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The distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Buffalo, Iowa is 147.2 miles by the driving route, 147.2 miles by the biking route, and 147.2 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Des Moines and Buffalo is 147.2 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Des Moines to Buffalo are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Des Moines to Buffalo is summarized in Table 2.

Table 1. Travel Distance & Duration from Des Moines, IA to Buffalo, IA

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 147.2 mi 236.9 km
biking Bicycling 147.2 mi 236.9 km
walking Walking 147.2 mi 236.9 km
flying Airplane 147.2 mi 236.9 km 17.7 minutes
Note: Distances of driving, bicycling, and walking routes and travel durations are calculated using Google Maps services API. Airplane distance and travel time are calculated using straight line and flying speed of 500 miles per hour [reference].

Table 2. Gasoline Cost of Traveling from Des Moines to Buffalo by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg147.2 miles$16.19
25 mpg147.2 miles$12.95
30 mpg147.2 miles$10.79
35 mpg147.2 miles$9.25
40 mpg147.2 miles$8.10
50 mpg147.2 miles$6.48
Note: Gasoline price used in the calculation is $2.20 per gallon.

Table 3. Distance from Des Moines, IA to Nearby Cities

From Des Moines, IA to Pleasant Hill, IA 5.6 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Norwalk, IA 7.3 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Saylorville, IA 7.5 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Altoona, IA 8.6 miles
From Des Moines, IA to West Des Moines, IA 9.0 miles

Table 4. Distance from Des Moines, IA to Cities Near Buffalo, IA

From Des Moines, IA to Rock Island, IL 156.7 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA 155.4 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Moline, IL 161.3 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Muscatine, IA 132.0 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Bettendorf, IA 162.0 miles

Also see Distance from Des Moines to other countries; Distance from Des Moines to other world cities; Distance from Des Moines to nearby airports.