The best city between Des Moines, IA and Phoenix, AZ to meet is Dumas, Texas which is about 29 miles from the exact midpoint.
The town that marks the exact halfway point is actually Irwin, Texas.
The closest zip code to the midpoint is 79022.
The exact latitude and longitude coordinates are 36° 11' 13" N and 102° 19' 5" W.
The closest major city that is roughly halfway is Lubbock, TX.
The total driving distance from Des Moines, IA to Phoenix, AZ is 1,407 miles or 2 264 kilometers.
Each person would then have to drive about 704 miles to meet in the middle.
It will take about 10 hours and 55 minutes for each driver to arrive at the meeting point.
Since this is a long drive, you might want to split up your road trip into multiple days. You can search for the best stopping points from Des Moines, IA to Phoenix, AZ to plan out your trip.
For a flight, the straight line geographic midpoint coordinates are 37° 53' 5" N and 103° 21' 2" W.
The city at the geographic halfway point from Des Moines, IA to Phoenix, AZ is Higbee, Colorado.
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