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Chicago to Des Moines bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.99
Shortest Duration7h 0m
Trips per day4
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap Chicago to Des Moines bus tickets?

The best way to get deals on bus tickets from Chicago to Des Moines is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Chicago to Des Moines were $27.64. By booking 14 days out, tickets are on average $30.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Chicago to Des Moines by bus is at 6:00 AM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 3:00 PM on Sunday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Burlington Trailways from Chicago to Des Moines has the most daily schedules

On average there are 4 bus trips per day. Burlington Trailways has the most options for departures from Chicago to Des Moines, with an average of 4 trips per day and 78 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Chicago to Des Moines. Of the 4 trips there are 4 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

2 carriers offer Chicago to Des Moines bus trips

Burlington Trailways

Book Burlington Trailways from Chicago to Des Moines from $26.00. There are 4 Burlington Trailways schedules from Chicago to Des Moines and you can expect on average to pay $37.48 for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Des Moines. In Chicago, Burlington Trailways departs to Des Moines from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St and no other station. In Des Moines, Burlington Trailways arrives at Bus Station - 1501 2nd St and no other station.

An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Chicago to Des Moines takes 8 hours and 52 minutes, while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Des Moines in 7 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $38.24 for a weekend getaway trip to Des Moines.

Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 52m
Avg. Price
$37.48

Windstar Lines

Book Windstar Lines from Chicago to Des Moines from $19.99. There are 1 Windstar Lines schedules from Chicago to Des Moines and you can expect on average to pay $33.68 for a Windstar Lines ticket to Des Moines. In Chicago, Windstar Lines departs to Des Moines from W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St and no other station. In Des Moines, Windstar Lines arrives at Cherry St between 7th and 8th and no other station.

An average trip on Windstar Lines from Chicago to Des Moines takes 6 hours and 41 minutes,

On weekends, Windstar Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $35.94 for a weekend getaway trip to Des Moines.

Movies
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 41m
Avg. Price
$33.68
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Chicago. Most bus trips to Des Moines will depart from Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St, W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St.
  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • W Polk St. btwn S Clinton St and S Canal St
Bus trips arrive in Des Moines at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Bus Station - 1501 2nd St, Cherry St between 7th and 8th are the main bus stations in Des Moines for trips arriving from Chicago.
  • Bus Station - 1501 2nd St
  • Cherry St between 7th and 8th