There are 6 ways to get from Des Moines to Houston 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 Houston  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Houston (IAH) DSM - IAH

$223 - $1,106

Cheapest option

Bus via Houston, TX  •  20 h 55 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
  3. Take the bus from Dallas/Forth Worth to Houston, TX

$122 - $243

4 alternative options

Fly Des Moines to Houston Hobby Apt  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) DSM - HOU

$244 - $1,104

Bus to Omaha, fly to Houston Hobby Apt  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE
  2. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) OMA - HOU

$238 - $1,001

Bus  •  20 h 20 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
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx

$124 - $275

Drive  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Houston 939.5 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Houston is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Houston is to fly which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and Houston is 829 miles. The road distance is 939.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Des Moines to Houston, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Houston. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Houston, Tx via Kansas City, Mo and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 20 min.

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Des Moines to Houston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Houston via Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, Mo, and Dallas, Tx in around 20 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis, Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis, New Orleans
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Omaha to Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Houston Hobby Apt via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to Houston Hobby Apt via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Houston Hobby Apt via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Houston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Houston Hobby Apt via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Houston
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Houston via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Houston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Houston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Houston Hobby Apt via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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
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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
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Houston, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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