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Chicago to Des Moines bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||6h 40m|
|Trips per day||8|
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How much is a bus ticket from Chicago to Des Moines?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $25.35 was the low point for bus fares from Chicago to Des Moines. Buses from Des Moines to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $25.35 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $33.96 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Chicago?
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from Chicago to Des Moines?
Where does the bus leave from in Chicago?
Chicago, Illinois has two bus stations with service to Des Moines, Iowa:
- Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
- Union Station - 225 S Canal St
- Dan Ryan Bus Station
- 5800 N Cumberland Ave
- W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
Where does the bus arrive in Des Moines?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Des Moines, Iowa:
- Bus Station - 1501 2nd St
- Cherry St between 7th and 8th
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