There are 5 ways to get from Des Moines to Dallas by plane, 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 Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) DSM - DFW

$175 - $855

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dallas, Tx 7325 / ...

$96 - $205

3 alternative options

Fly Des Moines to Dallas  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Dallas (DAL) DSM - DAL

$218 - $908

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) CID - DFW

$257 - $1,151

Drive  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Dallas 700.2 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Dallas. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Dallas, Tx via Kansas City, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 25 min.

More details

The distance between Des Moines and Dallas is 638 miles. The road distance is 700.2 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Des Moines to Dallas without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 25 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Des Moines to Dallas, including transfers.

More details

Des Moines to Dallas bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

More details

The best way to get from Des Moines to Dallas is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 25 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Des Moines Airport to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 1 min.

Search flights

Des Moines to Dallas bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Dallas, Tx station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Dallas is 700 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 34 min to drive from Des Moines to Dallas.

Get driving directions

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Des Moines to Dallas.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 637.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Des Moines to Dallas every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Dallas via Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, Mo in around 15 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis, Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis, Austin
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis, Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 537+ hotels available in Dallas. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

More details

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

More details