There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Des Moines by plane, bus, train 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 from Los Angeles  •  6 h 15 min

  1. LAX - DSM

$171 - $472

4 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  7 h 46 min

  1. BUR - DSM

$199 - $811

Bus  •  38 h 16 min

  1. 1684 / ...
  2. 802 / ...

$193 - $437

Train, bus  •  38 h 48 min

  1. Southwest Chief
  2. 802 / ...

$273 - $728

Drive  •  26 h 5 min

  1. 1710.1 miles

$160 - $250

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

Allegiant Air, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Des Moines hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Kansas City, Mo and Kansas City, MO in around 38 h 16 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via Sacramento, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via San Jose, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via Oakland, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Des Moines via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $390
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Los Angeles and Des Moines is 2311 km. The road distance is 2736 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Des Moines is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 26 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Des Moines is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $170 - $480.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Des Moines. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Los Angeles to Des Moines, including transfers.