Distance between West Des Moines IA and Hastings NE

The distance from West Des Moines to Hastings is 286 miles by road including 268 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 4 hours and 22 minutes and goes through Omaha, Lincoln, Clive, Waukee, Council Bluffs, Chalco and Waverly.

Shortest distance by air 250 mi ✈️
Car route length 286.5 mi 🚗
Driving time 4 h 22 min
Fuel amount 9.7 gal
Fuel cost 37.6 USD
Click here to load the interactive map
Compare this route in other services:
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
West Des Moines 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 80 9 mi, 10 min
Waukee 9 mi 0:10 10 min 0.3 gal
I 80 111 mi, 1 h 38 min
Council Bluffs 120 mi 1:48 1 h 48 min 3.9 gal
I 80 12 mi, 12 min
Omaha 132 mi 2:00 2 h 00 min 4.3 gal
I 80 7 mi, 07 min
Chalco 140 mi 2:08 2 h 08 min 4.7 gal
I 80 30 mi, 26 min
Waverly 170 mi 2:34 2 h 34 min 5.7 gal
I 80 11 mi, 10 min
Lincoln 181 mi 2:44 2 h 44 min 6.0 gal
I 80 43 mi, 38 min
York 224 mi 3:23 3 h 23 min 7.5 gal
I 80 25 mi, 22 min
Aurora 249 mi 3:45 3 h 45 min 8.5 gal
I 80 37 mi, 37 min
Hastings 286 mi 4:22 4 h 22 min 9.5 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
West Des Moines 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
I 80 9 mi, 10 min
Waukee 9 mi 0:10 10 min 0.3 gal
I 80 6 mi, 05 min
De Soto 16 mi 0:15 15 min 0.5 gal
I 80 6 mi, 04 min
Garretville 21 mi 0:20 20 min 0.7 gal
I 80 19 mi, 17 min
Casey 41 mi 0:37 37 min 1.1 gal
I 80 62 mi, 54 min
Neola 103 mi 1:32 1 h 32 min 3.5 gal
I 80 5 mi, 04 min
Underwood 107 mi 1:36 1 h 36 min 3.5 gal
I 80 12 mi, 11 min
Council Bluffs 120 mi 1:48 1 h 48 min 3.9 gal
I 80 12 mi, 12 min
Omaha 132 mi 2:00 2 h 00 min 4.3 gal
I 80 7 mi, 07 min
Chalco 140 mi 2:08 2 h 08 min 4.7 gal
I 80 30 mi, 26 min
Waverly 170 mi 2:34 2 h 34 min 5.7 gal
I 80 11 mi, 10 min
Lincoln 181 mi 2:44 2 h 44 min 6.0 gal
I 80 43 mi, 38 min
York 224 mi 3:23 3 h 23 min 7.5 gal
I 80 25 mi, 22 min
Aurora 249 mi 3:45 3 h 45 min 8.5 gal
I 80 25 mi, 23 min
Doniphan 275 mi 4:08 4 h 08 min 9.2 gal
US 34 12 mi, 14 min
Hastings 286 mi 4:22 4 h 22 min 9.5 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from West Des Moines to Hastings?

Fuel cost: 37.6 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 286.5 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.86 USD / gal)

You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.

How long is a car ride from West Des Moines to Hastings?

Driving time: 4 h 22 min

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

  • 226 mi with a maximum speed 68 mph = 3 h 19 min
  • 27 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 25 min
  • 3 mi with a maximum speed 62 mph = 3 min
  • 3 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 3 min
  • 12 mi with a maximum speed 56 mph = 12 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 1 min
  • 11 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 13 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 45 mph = 1 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 35 mph = 1 min

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

How far is West Des Moines to Hastings by land?

The distance between West Des Moines and Hastings is 286.5 mi by road including 268.4 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of West Des Moines and Hastings respectively.

How far is West Des Moines to Hastings by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between West Des Moines and Hastings 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 West Des Moines and Hastings respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is West Des Moines from Hastings 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 West Des Moines to Hastings?

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 West Des Moines and Hastings?

The halfway point between West Des Moines and Hastings is Chalco. It is located about 3 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Chalco to West Des Moines is 140 mi and driving will take about 2 h 8 min. The road between Chalco and Hastings has length 147 mi and will take approximately 2 h 14 min.

The other cities located close to halfway point:

  • Omaha is in 132 mi from West Des Moines and 153 mi from Hastings
  • Council Bluffs is in 120 mi from West Des Moines and 167 mi from Hastings
  • Waverly is in 170 mi from West Des Moines and 117 mi from Hastings

Where is West Des Moines in relation to Hastings?

West Des Moines is located 250 mi east of Hastings.

West Des Moines has geographic coordinates: latitude 41.56453, longitude -93.75953.

Hastings has geographic coordinates: latitude 40.58612, longitude -98.38839.

Which highway goes from West Des Moines to Hastings?

The route from West Des Moines to Hastings follows I 80.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • US 6: 56 mi
  • US 34: 16 mi
  • US 281: 16 mi
  • US 77: 7 mi
  • I 29: 2 mi
  • I 35: 2 mi
Have any questions? Contact us!
<