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There are 4 ways to get from Des Moines to West Plains by plane or car

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Fly to Fort Leonard Wood, drive

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Fort Leonard Wood (TBN)
  2. Drive from Fort Leonard Wood to West Plains

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Fly to St. Louis, drive

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to St. Louis (STL)
  2. Drive from St. Louis to West Plains

2 alternative options

Fly to Springfield, drive

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Springfield (SGF)
  2. Drive from Springfield to West Plains

Drive

  1. Drive from Des Moines to West Plains

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to West Plains is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to West Plains is to fly and drive which costs $100 - $330 and takes 5h 11m.

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The distance between Des Moines and West Plains is 352 miles. The road distance is 470 miles.

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It takes approximately 8h 10m to get from Des Moines to West Plains, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Des Moines Airport to Fort Leonard Wood Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 18m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to West Plains is 470 miles. It takes approximately 8h 3m to drive from Des Moines to West Plains.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Fort Leonard Wood Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in West Plains. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $16 - $20.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to West Plains.
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  • Distance: 351.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 10m

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and West Plains, MO, USA?

There is no direct connection from Des Moines to West Plains. However, you can take the taxi to Des Moines airport, fly to Fort Leonard Wood, then take the drive to West Plains. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Des Moines airport, fly to Springfield, then take the drive to West Plains.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Fort Leonard Wood via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Fort Leonard Wood via Houston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Springfield via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Springfield via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Springfield via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Springfield via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280

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