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What bus companies travel to Des Moines, Iowa?

Located in Iowa, Des Moines is accessible by bus from 89 other cities. You can choose from 202 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Des Moines on Wanderu. Burlington Trailways usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Des Moines

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US46020h 28m$191.89
Burlington Trailways388h 5m$79.45
Jefferson Lines3414h 27m$168.44
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Des Moines?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Des Moines by bus with Burlington Trailways giving them a 4.4 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that El Expreso Bus had the most comfortable bus service to Des Moines taking into account the seats and amenities that El Expreso Bus offers. They rate El Expreso Bus a 5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Des Moines punctually, travelers suggest that Jefferson Lines has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Des Moines, rating them a 4.7 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$18.00 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Des Moines, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Des Moines. In the last month, buses from Ames to Des Moines had the lowest average price at $18.00. The bus from Monroe to Des Moines also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The main bus station in Des Moines is Bus Station - 1501 2nd St. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Des Moines.

The closest airport to Des Moines is Des Moines Intl Airport (DSM), it is located 5.4 miles from the city center of Des Moines.
Des Moines ranks number 10 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 756 in United States. Des Moines has the most bus connections in the region. There are 67 bus schedules arriving in Des Moines each day.
The population of Des Moines is 210330. Des Moines ranks number 5 in terms of population in Iowa and number 263 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Des Moines range from $18 for a short trip to Des Moines, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Des Moines starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Des Moines can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $47.
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Des Moines for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Des Moines is Bus Station - 1501 2nd St, located just 0.7 miles away. Select Bus Station - 1501 2nd St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Des Moines. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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