There are 6 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 35 min

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

$175 - $855

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 47 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

4 alternative options

Fly Des Moines to Dallas  •  5 h 10 min

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

$218 - $908

Bus to Omaha, fly to Dallas  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE
  2. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Dallas (DAL) OMA - DAL

$302 - $465

Fly Des Moines to Waco, drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Waco (ACT) DSM - ACT
  2. Drive from Waco to Dallas

$281 - $1,316

Drive  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Dallas 700.2 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Dallas is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Dallas is to fly which costs $170 - $900 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Des Moines to Dallas, including transfers.

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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 47 min.

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Des Moines to Dallas every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Dallas via Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, Mo in around 15 h 47 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Waco via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Waco via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Waco via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis, Nashville
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to Dallas
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from Omaha to Dallas via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas/Ft.Worth via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Dallas via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Bus operators
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

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

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