There are 4 ways to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines by plane, bus 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  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Des Moines (DSM) MSP - DSM

$220 - $345

Cheapest option

Bus via Mall of America - Bloomington, MN  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Des Moines, IA 201

$64 - $94

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...

$68 - $90

Drive  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to West Des Moines 251.2 miles

$24 - $40

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and West Des Moines, IA, USA?

Delta flies from Minneapolis to West Des Moines 5 times a day. Alternatively, Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Minneapolis to West Des Moines every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Minneapolis to West Des Moines?

The distance between Minneapolis and West Des Moines is 380 km. The road distance is 402 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines?

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4 h 7 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines?

The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $220 - $350.

How long does it take to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines?

It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines, including transfers.