There are 6 ways to get from Des Moines to Atlanta by plane, bus, night bus 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.

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Fly from Des Moines  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Atlanta (ATL) DSM - ATL

$275 - $705

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Bus Megabus  •  21 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Marta Civic Center Station - Nb

$60 - $85

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Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Atlanta (ATL) CID - ATL

$197 - $481

Bus Greyhound USA  •  22 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga

$125 - $265

Bus, night bus  •  29 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Burlington, IA
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to St Louis, MO
  3. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga

$139 - $294

Drive  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Atlanta 905.9 miles

$85 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Atlanta station. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Marta Civic Center Station - Nb via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 40 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and Atlanta is 744 miles. The road distance is 905.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Atlanta without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Des Moines to Atlanta, including transfers.

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Des Moines to Atlanta bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Atlanta is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Des Moines Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 57 min.

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Des Moines to Atlanta bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Marta Civic Center Station - Nb.

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Atlanta is 1 h ahead of Des Moines. It is currently 2:39 AM in Des Moines and 3:39 AM in Atlanta.

Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Atlanta is 906 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 35 min to drive from Des Moines to Atlanta.

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  • Distance: 744.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Atlanta, GA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Des Moines to Atlanta every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Atlanta via Chicago, IL and Chicago in around 21 h 40 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to St Louis, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Megabus
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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 Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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