There are 4 ways to get from South Dakota to Des Moines by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Des Moines, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$87 - $130

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Des Moines 286.8 miles

$28 - $45

Fly from Rapid City  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Des Moines (DSM) RAP - DSM

$221 - $1,037

Fly from Sioux Falls  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Des Moines (DSM) FSD - DSM

$334 - $1,804

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The distance between South Dakota and Des Moines is 402 miles. The road distance is 286.8 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Des Moines without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from South Dakota to Des Moines, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Des Moines is to bus which takes 6 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Des Moines is 287 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from South Dakota to Des Moines.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Rapid City Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 401.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, NE in around 6 h 49 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Rapid City to Des Moines hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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jeffersonlines.com

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