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There are 6 ways to get from Iowa to Arkansas by plane, bus or car

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Fly Omaha to Texarkana

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Texarkana (TXK)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR

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Fly Des Moines to Little Rock

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Little Rock (LIT)

Fly Omaha to Little Rock

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Little Rock (LIT)

Fly Moline to Little Rock

  1. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Little Rock (LIT)

Drive

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Little Rock

Omaha (OMA) to Texarkana (TXK) flights

The flight time between Omaha (OMA) and Texarkana (TXK) is around 7h 52m and covers a distance of around 555 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 38m. The fastest flight normally takes 5h 6m. Services are operated by American Airlines. Typically 53 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h 13m
Layover time:
3h 38m
Total time:
7h 52m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
5h 6m
Flight distance:
555 miles
Flights per week:
53
Cheapest price:
$245
Carbon emissions:
294 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
08:45
Last flight departs at:
17:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Omaha (OMA) to Texarkana (TXK) flight schedules

Iowa → Arkansas
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Arkansas is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Arkansas is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Arkansas is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iowa to Arkansas is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa to Arkansas is to fly which costs $210 - $650 and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa to Arkansas. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Markham & Scott via Kansas City, MO and Washington & Main. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 9m.

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The distance between Iowa and Arkansas is 469 miles. The road distance is 617 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa to Arkansas without a car is to bus which takes 13h 9m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Iowa to Arkansas, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Iowa to Arkansas is to fly which takes 5h 25m and costs $260 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 13h 9m.

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There is no direct flight from Omaha Airport to Texarkana Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 6m and has one stopover.

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Iowa to Arkansas bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Little Rock, AR station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa to Arkansas.
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  • Distance: 469.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Iowa, USA and Arkansas, USA?

American Airlines flies from Council Bluffs to Texarkana every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Little Rock via Kansas City, MO, Little Rock, AR, and Washington & Main in around 13h 9m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to Texarkana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Omaha to Texarkana via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $550
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $500
Flights from Moline to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Omaha to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Des Moines to Little Rock via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
+1-858-800-8898
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa to Arkansas is 617 miles. It takes approximately 10h 2m to drive from Iowa to Arkansas.

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American Airlines offers flights from Omaha Airport to Texarkana Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Arkansas. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iowa to Omaha Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs $19 - $23.

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