There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines by shuttle, bus, car or plane

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Shuttle, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
  2. Take the bus from Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...

$116 - $154

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to West Des Moines 307.5 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Manhattan  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to Des Moines (DSM) MHK - DSM

$327 - $1,356

Shuttle to Kansas City, fly  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Des Moines (DSM) MCI - DSM

$292 - $984

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manhattan and West Des Moines is 225 miles. The road distance is 307.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 6 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manhattan Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to West Des Moines is 308 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Manhattan to West Des Moines.

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American Airlines offers flights from Manhattan Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 106+ hotels available in West Des Moines. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Manhattan Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 224.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Manhattan, KS, USA and West Des Moines, IA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Manhattan to West Des Moines hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Bus operators
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46 - $50
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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