Distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Lake City, Iowa


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The distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Lake City, Iowa is 75.0 miles by the driving route, 75.0 miles by the biking route, and 75.0 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Des Moines and Lake City is 75.0 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Des Moines to Lake City are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Des Moines to Lake City is summarized in Table 2.

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

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 75.0 mi 120.7 km
biking Bicycling 75.0 mi 120.7 km
walking Walking 75.0 mi 120.7 km
flying Airplane 75.0 mi 120.7 km 9.0 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 Lake City by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg75.0 miles$8.25
25 mpg75.0 miles$6.60
30 mpg75.0 miles$5.50
35 mpg75.0 miles$4.71
40 mpg75.0 miles$4.13
50 mpg75.0 miles$3.30
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

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

From Des Moines, IA to Fort Dodge, IA 71.0 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Fort Dodge, IA 71.0 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Grimes, IA 12.4 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Grimes, IA 12.4 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Waukee, IA 13.5 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.