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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Peoria to Des Moines. Traveling by bus from Peoria to Des Moines usually takes around 7 hours and 10 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance218 mi (351 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price$70.50
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Peoria, IL to Des Moines, IA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




September 17, 2019 - Business

Burlington Trailways

Pros: Was it overly crowded and a very nice ride. Tips: Be prepared for short rest stops. Especially if you are a smoker.

Pros: Was it overly crowded and a very nice ride. Tips: Be prepared for short rest stops. Especially if you are a smoker.

Price trends for buses from Peoria to Des Moines

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What bus companies travel from Peoria to Des Moines?

There is one bus company that operates from Peoria to Des Moines. Burlington Trailways is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways17h 11m$70.50

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Peoria to Des Moines during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 218 miles (351 kilometers) from Peoria, IL to Des Moines, IA. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Des Moines. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Peoria?

There is usually only one bus per day from Peoria to Des Moines. It leaves the station in Peoria at 10:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Peoria to Des Moines. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Peoria?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Peoria.

Where does the bus arrive in Des Moines?

Arrival stations

All buses from Peoria arrive at one main station in Des Moines.

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