There are 6 ways to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines by bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Junction City to Kansas City, Mo 1684 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 804 / ...

$131 - $173

Cheapest option

Shuttle, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from 4 Points By Sheraton to Kansas City Airport
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 804 / ...

$120 - $144

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to West Des Moines 307.5 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Manhattan  •  5h 10m

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

$142 - $516

Shuttle to Kansas City, fly  •  7h 47m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from 4 Points By Sheraton to Kansas City Airport
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Des Moines (DSM) MCI - DSM

$167 - $491

Drive to Salina, fly  •  6h 6m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Salina
  2. Fly from Salina (SLN) to Des Moines (DSM) SLN - DSM

$155 - $582

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4h 58m.

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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 bus which takes 7h 20m and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7h 20m to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to West Des Moines is to bus which takes 7h 20m and costs $130 - $180. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $550 and takes 5h 10m.

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There is no direct flight from Manhattan Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 47m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to West Des Moines is 308 miles. It takes approximately 4h 58m 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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What companies run services between Manhattan, KS, USA and West Des Moines, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Manhattan to West Des Moines via Junction City, Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, and Des Moines, IA in around 7h 20m. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Manhattan to West Des Moines every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Manhattan to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Salina to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Salina to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Salina to Des Moines via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Salina to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Kansas City to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Bus operators
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 Junction City to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Flexible
$35 - $55
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Arrival Shuttle
Phone
785.209.3090
Email
support@arrivalshuttle.com
Website
arivalshuttle.com
Shuttle from 4 Points By Sheraton to Kansas City Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com

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There are 132+ hotels available in West Des Moines. Prices start at $100 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 $29 - $35.

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