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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 39 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

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The distance between Minneapolis and West Des Moines is 238 miles. The road distance is 251.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines is to fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to West Des Moines is 251 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to drive from Minneapolis to West Des Moines.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 237.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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 hourly. 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 15 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book 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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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