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Des Moines to Minneapolis bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$40.00
Shortest Duration4h 45m
Trips per day6
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap bus tickets from Des Moines to Minneapolis

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Des Moines to Minneapolis is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Des Moines to Minneapolis were $40.00.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Des Moines to Minneapolis?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Des Moines to Minneapolis by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Jefferson Lines from Des Moines to Minneapolis has the most daily schedules

On average there are 6 scheduled bus trips per day. Jefferson Lines has the most regularly scheduled departures from Des Moines to Minneapolis, with an average of 6 trips per day and 114 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Des Moines to Minneapolis. Of the 6 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Minneapolis.

2 carriers offer Des Moines to Minneapolis bus trips

El Expreso Bus

Book El Expreso Bus from Des Moines to Minneapolis from $40.00. Typically there is one El Expreso Bus schedule per day from Des Moines to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay $46.67 for a El Expreso Bus ticket to Minneapolis. In Des Moines, El Expreso Bus departs to Minneapolis from Tienda La Mexicana, In Minneapolis, El Expreso Bus arrives at Tienda La Mexicana (MN),

An average trip on El Expreso Bus from Des Moines to Minneapolis takes 4 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, El Expreso Bus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $46.67 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Minneapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 45m
Avg. Price
$46.67

Jefferson Lines

Book Jefferson Lines from Des Moines to Minneapolis from $42.00. There are 6 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Des Moines to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay $55.10 for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Minneapolis. In Des Moines, Jefferson Lines departs to Minneapolis from Bus Station - 1501 2nd St, In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines arrives at U Minn - 2428 Delaware St and one other station.

An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Des Moines to Minneapolis takes 6 hours and 44 minutes, while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Minneapolis in 4 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $55.72 for a weekend trip to Minneapolis.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 44m
Avg. Price
$55.10

Plan your next adventure

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Des Moines. Most bus trips to Minneapolis will depart from:
  • Bus Station - 1501 2nd St
  • Tienda La Mexicana
Bus trips arrive in Minneapolis at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Minneapolis for trips arriving from Des Moines:
  • U Minn - 2428 Delaware St
  • Transp Ctr - 950 Hawthorne Ave
  • Tienda La Mexicana (MN)