Distance between Ames IA and Jefferson City MO

The distance from Ames to Jefferson City is 303 miles by road including 88 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes and goes through Des Moines, Columbia, Ankeny, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Pella and Oskaloosa.

Shortest distance by air 250 mi ✈️
Car route length 303.2 mi 🚗
Driving time 5 h 15 min
Fuel amount 10.3 gal
Fuel cost 39.4 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Ames 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 35 Business I 35 24 mi, 22 min
Ankeny 24 mi 0:22 22 min 0.7 gal
I 35 I 80 9 mi, 08 min
Altoona 33 mi 0:30 30 min 1.0 gal
US 65 4 mi, 04 min
Pleasant Hill 37 mi 0:35 35 min 1.2 gal
IA 163 36 mi, 37 min
Pella 73 mi 1:12 1 h 12 min 2.4 gal
IA 163 17 mi, 17 min
Oskaloosa 91 mi 1:29 1 h 29 min 3.0 gal
IA 163 US 63 26 mi, 27 min
Ottumwa 116 mi 1:56 1 h 56 min 3.8 gal
US 63 Business US 63 22 mi, 25 min
Bloomfield 139 mi 2:21 2 h 21 min 4.6 gal
US 63 135 mi, 2 h 24 min
Columbia 274 mi 4:46 4 h 46 min 9.2 gal
US 63 29 mi, 29 min
Jefferson City 303 mi 5:15 5 h 15 min 10.2 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Ames 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 35 Business I 35 24 mi, 22 min
Ankeny 24 mi 0:22 22 min 0.7 gal
I 35 I 80 9 mi, 08 min
Altoona 33 mi 0:30 30 min 1.0 gal
US 65 4 mi, 04 min
Pleasant Hill 37 mi 0:35 35 min 1.2 gal
IA 163 3 mi, 03 min
Ivy 40 mi 0:38 38 min 1.4 gal
IA 163 33 mi, 33 min
Pella 73 mi 1:12 1 h 12 min 2.4 gal
IA 163 17 mi, 17 min
Oskaloosa 91 mi 1:29 1 h 29 min 3.0 gal
IA 163 US 63 26 mi, 27 min
Ottumwa 116 mi 1:56 1 h 56 min 3.8 gal
US 63 Business US 63 22 mi, 25 min
Bloomfield 139 mi 2:21 2 h 21 min 4.6 gal
US 63 25 mi, 27 min
Queen City 165 mi 2:49 2 h 49 min 5.4 gal
US 63 9 mi, 09 min
Sublette 174 mi 2:59 2 h 59 min 5.8 gal
US 63 8 mi, 08 min
Kirksville 181 mi 3:07 3 h 07 min 6.0 gal
US 63 17 mi, 18 min
La Plata 199 mi 3:25 3 h 25 min 6.3 gal
US 63 17 mi, 19 min
Macon 216 mi 3:45 3 h 45 min 7.3 gal
US 63 11 mi, 12 min
Jacksonville 227 mi 3:57 3 h 57 min 7.4 gal
US 63 11 mi, 11 min
Moberly 238 mi 4:09 4 h 09 min 8.0 gal
US 63 11 mi, 10 min
Clark 249 mi 4:19 4 h 19 min 8.4 gal
US 63 25 mi, 26 min
Columbia 274 mi 4:46 4 h 46 min 9.2 gal
US 63 6 mi, 05 min
Deer Park 280 mi 4:51 4 h 51 min 9.5 gal
US 63 2 mi, 02 min
Elkhurst 283 mi 4:53 4 h 53 min 9.6 gal
US 63 8 mi, 08 min
Ashland 291 mi 5:01 5 h 01 min 9.7 gal
US 63 12 mi, 13 min
Jefferson City 303 mi 5:15 5 h 15 min 10.2 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Ames to Jefferson City?

Fuel cost: 39.4 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 303.2 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.82 USD / gal)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from Ames to Jefferson City?

Driving time: 5 h 15 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 34 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 30 min
  • 49 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 45 min
  • 2 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 1 min
  • 187 mi with a maximum speed 56 mph = 3 h 20 min
  • 4 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 4 min
  • 22 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 26 min
  • 2 mi with a maximum speed 45 mph = 2 min
  • 2 mi with a maximum speed 35 mph = 3 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Ames to Jefferson City by land?

The distance between Ames and Jefferson City is 303.2 mi by road including 87.6 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Ames and Jefferson City respectively.

How far is Ames to Jefferson City by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Ames and Jefferson City is 250.4 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Ames and Jefferson City respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Ames from Jefferson City by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 30 min to cover the distance of 250 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 49 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Ames to Jefferson City?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 1 h 40 min to cover the distance of 250 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 55 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Ames and Jefferson City?

The halfway point between Ames and Jefferson City is Bloomfield. It is located about 12 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Bloomfield to Ames is 139 mi and driving will take about 2 h 21 min. The road between Bloomfield and Jefferson City has length 164 mi and will take approximately 2 h 53 min.

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Where is Ames in relation to Jefferson City?

Ames is located 250 mi north-west of Jefferson City.

Ames has geographic coordinates: latitude 42.02677, longitude -93.61706. Click here to see Ames on map.

Jefferson City has geographic coordinates: latitude 38.57736, longitude -92.17243. Click here to see Jefferson City on map.

Which highway goes from Ames to Jefferson City?

The route from Ames to Jefferson City follows US 63, IA 163.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • I 35: 24 mi
  • US 63 Business: 7 mi
  • IA 149: 6 mi
  • US 65: 4 mi
  • IA 2: 3 mi
  • I 80: 2 mi
  • US 136: 2 mi
  • MO 11: 2 mi
  • MO 6: 2 mi
  • I 35 Business: 2 mi
  • US 69: 1 mi
  • I 35 Bus: 1 mi
  • US 30: 1 mi
  • US 34: 1 mi
  • US 54: 1 mi
  • MO 124: 1 mi
The distance between Ames and Jefferson City is ranked 31,717th in the ranking popularity.
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