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What bus companies travel to Des Moines, Iowa?

Located in Iowa, Des Moines is accessible by bus from 134 other cities. You can choose from 212 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Des Moines on Wanderu. Jefferson Lines usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Des Moines

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines7510h 57m$102.72
Burlington Trailways366h 38m$69.26
Tornado Bus2019h 53m$178.80
El Expreso Bus138h 26m$105.05

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Des Moines?

$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.

Where is the bus station in Des Moines, IA?

The busiest bus station in Des Moines is Bus Station - 1501 2nd St. As Des Moines's main station, it has the most buses coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Diversity Insurance Inc.

Which bus service 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 Jefferson Lines giving them a 5 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Jefferson Lines had the most comfortable bus service to Des Moines taking into account the seats and amenities that Jefferson Lines offers. They rate Jefferson Lines 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 5 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Des Moines, IA?

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.

Is Des Moines a popular bus travel destination?

Des Moines ranks number 10 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 586 in United States. Des Moines has the most bus connections in the region. There are 59 bus schedules arriving in Des Moines each day.

What is the population of Des Moines?

The population of Des Moines is 210330. Des Moines ranks number 4 in terms of population in Iowa and number 207 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Des Moines cost?

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 $40 .

What type of traveler does Des Moines attract?

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.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Des Moines?

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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