There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 41 min

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

$275 - $705

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  22 h 5 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

$55 - $85

3 alternative options

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 29 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Atlanta is to bus which costs $55 - $85 and takes 22 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Atlanta is to fly which costs $270 - $750 and takes 3 h 41 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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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Des Moines to Atlanta, including transfers.

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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 22 h 5 min.

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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 22 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Atlanta via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Bus operators
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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
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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
Burlington Trailways
Website
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

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