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 34 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

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines is to fly which costs $220 - $350 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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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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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Minneapolis to West Des Moines, including transfers.

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

Delta flies from Minneapolis to West Des Moines every 4 hours. 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 11 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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