How to get from Des Moines to Portland

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Recommended option

Fly Des Moines to Portland  •  7 h 22 min

  1. DSM - PDX

$175 - $755

7 alternative options

Bus to Omaha, fly to Portland  •  8 h 27 min

  1. OMA - PDX

$179 - $452

Fly Des Moines to Eugene, bus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. DSM - EUG

$324 - $1,297

Bus to Kansas City, fly to Portland  •  10 h 8 min

  1. MCI - PDX

$188 - $1,262

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Portland  •  9 h 31 min

  1. MSP - PDX

$183 - $471

Bus, train  •  43 h 40 min

  1. 802 / ...
  2. Empire Builder

$281 - $769

Bus  •  44 h 55 min

  1. 1401
  2. 1337

$220 - $466

Drive  •  27 h 34 min

  1. 1799.3 miles

$170 - $260

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Portland, OR, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Des Moines to Portland hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Portland via Denver, CO and Denver, Co in around 44 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Omaha to Portland via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Portland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Eugene via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Eugene via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Eugene via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Portland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,700
Flights from Kansas City to Portland via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,700
Flights from Minneapolis to Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Portland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Minneapolis to Portland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,700
Flights from Kansas City to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Eugene via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Eugene via Denver, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $3,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Eugene via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Omaha to Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to Portland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,400
Flights from Kansas City to Portland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $2,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Minneapolis to Portland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Des Moines to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Omaha to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Des Moines to Eugene via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Eugene, Or to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Denver, Co to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
29 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
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
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Des Moines and Portland is 2369 km. The road distance is 2879 km.

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Portland is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 27 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Portland is to fly which takes 7 h 22 min and costs $170 - $800.

No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Portland. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Portland, Or via Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Des Moines to Portland, including transfers.