Distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Fort Dodge, Iowa


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The distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Fort Dodge, Iowa is 71.0 miles by the driving route, 71.0 miles by the biking route, and 71.0 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Des Moines and Fort Dodge is 71.0 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Des Moines to Fort Dodge are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Des Moines to Fort Dodge is summarized in Table 2.

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

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 71.0 mi 114.2 km
biking Bicycling 71.0 mi 114.2 km
walking Walking 71.0 mi 114.2 km
flying Airplane 71.0 mi 114.2 km 8.5 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 Fort Dodge by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg71.0 miles$7.81
25 mpg71.0 miles$6.24
30 mpg71.0 miles$5.20
35 mpg71.0 miles$4.46
40 mpg71.0 miles$3.90
50 mpg71.0 miles$3.12
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 Fort Dodge, IA

From Des Moines, IA to Fort Dodge, IA 71.0 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 31.3 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Clear Lake, IA 108.6 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Grimes, IA 12.4 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Ankeny, IA 10.7 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.