Distance from Des Moines, IA to Indianapolis, IN

Distance

470 mi

Time

8 hours 38 mins

Gas Cost

$34 - $67

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There are 410.24 miles from Des Moines to Indianapolis in southeast direction and 470 miles (756.39 kilometers) by car, following the I-74 and US-51 route.

Des Moines and Indianapolis are 8 hours 38 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Des Moines, IA to Indianapolis, IN. The halfway point is Williamsfield, IL.

Please note the time difference between Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN is 1 hour. The current time in Des Moines is 3:12 pm and the current time in Indianapolis is 4:12 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 21.76 gallons of gas to cover the route between Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Des Moines to Indianapolis is $55.71.

During the route, an average car will release 426.33 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN

If you want to meet halfway between Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 40.875004 and -90.054672, or 40º 52' 30.0144" N, 90º 3' 16.8192" W. This location is 235.01 miles away from Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN and it would take approximately 4 hours 19 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest city or town to the halfway point is Williamsfield, IL, situated 237.4 miles from Des Moines, IA and 238.9 miles from Indianapolis, IN. It would take 4 hours 26 mins to go from Des Moines to Williamsfield and 4 hours 30 mins to go from Indianapolis to Williamsfield.

Major City Closest to Halfway Point

The major city closest to the halfway point between Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN is Peoria, IL, situated 262.84 miles from Des Moines, IA and 207.53 miles from Indianapolis, IN. It would take 4 hours 49 mins to go from Des Moines to and 3 hours 50 mins to go from Indianapolis to Peoria.

Major Cities Along the Route

The only major city along the route is Davenport, IA.


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Weather in Des Moines and Indianapolis

Des Moines

Rain today, with temperatures bottoming out at 31°F on Wednesday.

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16 336 degrees 6 257 degrees 13 214 degrees 12 321 degrees 3 278 degrees

Indianapolis

Rain today and next Saturday, with temperatures falling to 36°F on Thursday.

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99% Rain probability 38% Rain probability 13% Rain probability 7% Rain probability 6% Rain probability
7 246 degrees 12 299 degrees 11 206 degrees 10 235 degrees 6 338 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Des Moines, IA and Indianapolis, IN in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 410.24 mi 660.22 km 356.49 nautical mi
Driving distance 470 mi 756.39 km 408.42 nautical mi

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