There are 5 ways to get from Austin to Des Moines by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. AUS - DSM

$203 - $956

Cheapest option

Bus via Austin - San Jacinto/15Th  •  19 h 53 min

  1. 802 / ...

$118 - $238

3 alternative options

Bus  •  19 h 5 min

  1. 894
  2. 802 / ...

$119 - $261

Train, bus  •  39 h 38 min

$202 - $516

Drive  •  14 h 42 min

  1. 897.3 miles

$85 - $130

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Austin to Des Moines hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Austin to Des Moines via Dallas, Tx, Kansas City, Mo, and Kansas City, MO in around 19 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Austin Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Austin - San Jacinto/15Th to Downtown Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Austin and Des Moines is 1314 km. The road distance is 1436 km.

The cheapest way to get from Austin to Des Moines is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Austin to Des Moines is to fly which takes 6 h 37 min and costs $200 - $1,000.

No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Des Moines. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Dallas, Tx and Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Austin to Des Moines, including transfers.