Des Moines to Davenport bus

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Des Moines - Davenport Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Des Moines to Davenport. Traveling by bus from Des Moines to Davenport usually takes around 4 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Burlington Trailways bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance157 mi (252 km)
Shortest duration2h 50m
Cheapest price$52.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Des Moines to Davenport?

Bus tickets for a trip from Des Moines to Davenport cost $64.22 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $64.22. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Des Moines to Davenport is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $44. If you're planning to take the bus from Des Moines to Davenport during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $64. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Des Moines to Davenport?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Des Moines to Davenport. Burlington Trailways connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways54h 32m$71.36
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Des Moines to Davenport from $52. There are 5 trips per day offered by Burlington Trailways from Des Moines to Davenport and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Davenport. In Des Moines, Burlington Trailways departs to Davenport from Des Moines . In Davenport, Burlington Trailways arrives at Ground Transp Ctr - 304 W River Dr and one other station.

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Des Moines to Davenport takes 4 hours and 32 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Davenport in 2 hours and 50 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Davenport.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 157 miles from Des Moines to Davenport. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Des Moines to Davenport for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Des Moines to Davenport, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Des Moines to Davenport every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Des Moines

Des Moines, IA, US - DSM-0

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Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa and the most populous city in the state. It has been named the third-largest insurance capital in the world because of its relevance in the US insurance industry. Des Moines is home to historic landmarks, especially in the East Village area. These include the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building. Art lovers can visit the Des Moines Art Center, which has notable contemporary collections, and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, a pedestrian space with public attractions. Des Moines also has spots for outdoor adventures, like the Blank Park Zoo, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Living History Farms.

Des Moines offers diverse places for entertainment, like the Praire Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel, and the Salisbury House & Gardens, a concert venue in a 1920s manor. In the heart of the city is Downtown Des Moines, which has different attractions and entertainment venues, festivals and concerts, shopping spots, sports teams, restaurants, bars, and breweries.

It's very easy to access Des Moines when you're traveling by bus. Over a hundred neighboring cities offer bus lines to the city, powered by companies like Jefferson Lines, Tornado Bus, Burlington Trailways, and El Expreso Bus. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority also provides bus routes throughout the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Des Moines?

Main departure station: Des Moines

Most buses depart from the main station in Des Moines.

All bus stations in Des Moines:

  • Des Moines

Where does the bus arrive in Davenport?

Main arrival station: Ground Transp Ctr - 304 W River Dr

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Davenport.

All bus stations in Davenport:

  • Ground Transp Ctr - 304 W River Dr

  • Davenport (Hillandale)

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