Distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Grinnell, Iowa


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The distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Grinnell, Iowa is 47.1 miles by the driving route, 47.1 miles by the biking route, and 47.1 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Des Moines and Grinnell is 47.1 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Des Moines to Grinnell are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Des Moines to Grinnell is summarized in Table 2.

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

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 47.1 mi 75.8 km
biking Bicycling 47.1 mi 75.8 km
walking Walking 47.1 mi 75.8 km
flying Airplane 47.1 mi 75.8 km 5.7 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 Grinnell by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg47.1 miles$5.18
25 mpg47.1 miles$4.14
30 mpg47.1 miles$3.45
35 mpg47.1 miles$2.96
40 mpg47.1 miles$2.59
50 mpg47.1 miles$2.07
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 Pleasant Hill, IA 5.6 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Norwalk, IA 7.3 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Norwalk, IA 7.3 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Saylorville, IA 7.5 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.