Search Iowa City to Des Moines  bus tickets

switcheroo

Quickview

Iowa City to Des Moines bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$18.00
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day4
bus carriers1
Lowest prices
We partner with 100s of bus, train & ferry operators to find you the best fares.
No wanderu fees
We simply offer you the lowest prices directly from the carrier.
Best travel options
We offer the safest & most reliable options on millions of routes.

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Iowa City to Des Moines
4.0
Based on 1 reviews
Burlington Trailways
4.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
2.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
See Reviews
Rose
4.0
September 6, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Timely departure/arrival (just about 10 minutes late), comfortable seat, polite crowd
Cons
Seat was pushed so far back that it was touching the seat behind it, couldn't figure out how to move it or get the driver's attention.

How to book cheap Iowa City to Des Moines bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Iowa City to Des Moines 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 Iowa City to Des Moines were $18.00. By booking 15 days out, tickets are on average $10.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Iowa City to Des Moines by bus is usually on Friday. 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. Wednesday 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.

Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Des Moines has the most daily schedules

On average there are 4 scheduled bus trips per day. Burlington Trailways has the most regularly scheduled departures from Iowa City to Des Moines, with an average of 4 trips per day and 60 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Iowa City to Des Moines. Of the 4 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Des Moines.

1 carriers offer Iowa City to Des Moines bus trips

Burlington Trailways

Book Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Des Moines from $18.00. There are 4 trips per day offered by Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Des Moines and you can expect on average to pay $23.01 for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Des Moines. In Iowa City, Burlington Trailways departs to Des Moines from Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St, In Des Moines, Burlington Trailways arrives at Bus Station - 1501 2nd St,

An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Des Moines takes 3 hours and 3 minutes, while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Des Moines in 2 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $23.50 for a weekend trip to Des Moines.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 3m
Avg. Price
$23.01

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Iowa City. Most bus trips to Des Moines will depart from Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St.
  • Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St
Bus trips arrive in Des Moines at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Station - 1501 2nd St are the main bus stations in Des Moines for trips arriving from Iowa City.
  • Bus Station - 1501 2nd St