Distance from Seattle, Washington to Des Moines, Washington


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The distance from Seattle, Washington to Des Moines, Washington is 15.9 miles by the driving route, 15.9 miles by the biking route, and 15.9 miles by the walking route. The straight line distance between Seattle and Des Moines is 15.9 miles (airplane route). The distances via different routes and the durations needed to travel from Seattle to Des Moines are summarized in Table 1. The estimated gasoline cost of driving from Seattle to Des Moines is summarized in Table 2.

Table 1. Travel Distance & Duration from Seattle, WA to Des Moines, WA

Travel RouteDistance (mi) Distance (km)Travel Time
driving Driving 15.9 mi 25.6 km
biking Bicycling 15.9 mi 25.6 km
walking Walking 15.9 mi 25.6 km
flying Airplane 15.9 mi 25.6 km 1.9 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 Seattle to Des Moines by Car

Fuel Economy Distance (driving) Fuel Cost
20 mpg15.9 miles$1.75
25 mpg15.9 miles$1.40
30 mpg15.9 miles$1.17
35 mpg15.9 miles$1.00
40 mpg15.9 miles$0.88
50 mpg15.9 miles$0.70
Note: Gasoline price used in the calculation is $2.20 per gallon.

Table 3. Distance from Seattle, WA to Nearby Cities

From Seattle, WA to Bainbridge Island, WA 7.5 miles
From Seattle, WA to Kirkland, WA 8.9 miles
From Seattle, WA to Bellevue, WA 9.2 miles
From Seattle, WA to Shoreline, WA 9.4 miles
From Seattle, WA to Burien, WA 10.0 miles

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