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Chicago-Des Moines Coach Timetable
Chicago to Des Moines coach - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||7h 5m|
|Trips per day||7|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to Des Moines right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a coach ticket from Chicago to Des Moines?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £28.25 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Des Moines. Coaches from Des Moines to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £28.25 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £13.13 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the coach ride?
The coach usually takes around 10 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 309 miles (497 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 hours and 5 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?
Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Des Moines. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?
The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Des Moines, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coaches are there each day?
What coach companies travel from Chicago to Des Moines?
Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?
Coaches to Des Moines leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- 5800 N Cumberland Ave
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
Where does the coach arrive in Des Moines?
All coaches from Chicago arrive at one main station in Des Moines, Iowa:
- Bus Station - 1501 2nd St
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