Distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Oskaloosa, Iowa


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The distance from Des Moines, Iowa to Oskaloosa, Iowa is 53.8 miles by the driving route, 53.8 miles by the biking route, and 53.8 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Des Moines and Oskaloosa is 53.8 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Des Moines to Oskaloosa are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Des Moines to Oskaloosa is summarized in Table 2.

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

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 53.8 mi 86.6 km
biking Bicycling 53.8 mi 86.6 km
walking Walking 53.8 mi 86.6 km
flying Airplane 53.8 mi 86.6 km 6.5 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 Oskaloosa by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg53.8 miles$5.92
25 mpg53.8 miles$4.74
30 mpg53.8 miles$3.95
35 mpg53.8 miles$3.38
40 mpg53.8 miles$2.96
50 mpg53.8 miles$2.37
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 Oskaloosa, IA

From Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA 72.4 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Newton, IA 30.6 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Indianola, IA 14.7 miles
From Des Moines, IA to Marshalltown, IA 48.3 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.