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

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Fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Des Moines (DSM) AUS - DSM

$202 - $956

Cheapest option

Megabus, night bus, bus  •  20 h 53 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin, Tx to Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East
  2. Take the night bus from Dallas, Tx to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...

$118 - $228

3 alternative options

Bus  •  19 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx 894 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...

$119 - $261

Bus, night bus  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx 894 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Dallas, Tx to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...

$119 - $251

Drive  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Austin to Des Moines 897.3 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Des Moines is to fly which costs $200 - $1,000 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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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 49 min.

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The distance between Austin and Des Moines is 821 miles. The road distance is 897.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Des Moines without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 49 min and costs $110 - $270.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Austin to Des Moines, including transfers.

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Austin to Des Moines bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Des Moines is to fly which takes 6 h 29 min and costs $200 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $270 and takes 19 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Austin Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Austin to Des Moines bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Des Moines, IA station.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 821 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

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 49 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 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 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Austin to Des Moines via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
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
Every 2 hours
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
Twice daily
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Des Moines is 897 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 42 min to drive from Austin to Des Moines.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Austin Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Des Moines. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 28 min and costs $1 - $4.

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