Buses from Peoria to Des Moines

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Peoria - Des Moines Bus Schedule

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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 depending on traffic conditions.

Distance218 mi (351 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price$74.05
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Peoria to Des Moines

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Katherine

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 intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Peoria to Des Moines. Burlington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways17h 11m$74.05
  • Burlington Trailways

    Burlington Trailways

    As part of the Trailways network, Burlington Trailways offers intercity bus service across various states in the Midwest, plus stops in major cities like Chicago and Denver. Passengers love traveling on Trailways buses because of the high-end amenities onboard, including satellite TV, power outlets at every seat, and clean restrooms. Burlington Trailways is also known for the best free Wi-Fi and its helpful, friendly crew.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Peoria to Des Moines?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 218 miles from Peoria to Des Moines. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Des Moines, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

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 bus departures serve Des Moines 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.

City Information

Peoria

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Peoria, IL - PIA-1

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Located on the Illinois River, Peoria is one of the best vacation destinations in Illinois. Peoria's irresistible midwestern charm, history, and unique attractions make it a must-see city when in the area.

To learn more about what attracted the late 17th-century French settlers to the area, visit the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Planetarium. Exhibitions here vary yearly, emphasizing local history, natural history, art, and science, with many interactive exhibits for the kids to enjoy.

Take a stroll through Luthy Botanical Garden on a sunny day and enjoy the magnificent conservatory full of orchids and tropical plants. Peoria Zoo offers over 100 different animal species from all over the world. The zoo is open year-round, with many seasonal events throughout the year.

And bring your dancing shoes because Peoria also hosts a vibrant nightlife scene, from live music shows to performing arts events.

Peoria's central location makes it easy to reach. Peoria International Airport provides daily flights from several major cities. Peoria's Amtrak station offers access to various major cities, with trains arriving regularly. Jefferson Lines, Burlington Trailways, and Amtrak Thruway buses provide affordable transport in and out of the city, too.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Peoria?

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Main departure station: City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

The CityLink Transit Center bus Station is a large, covered bus depot in downtown Peoria, right at the start of the Illinois River. Peoria Charter buses stop here en route to Urbana-Champaign and Normal, with connections across Illinois. There are indoor seats at the bus terminal, plus plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. The Peoria Mariott and Staybridge Suites both have plenty of rooms if you're staying in the city.

All bus stations in Peoria:

  • City Link Transit Ctr - 407 SW Adams St

Where does the bus arrive in Des Moines?

Main arrival station: Bus Station - 1501 2nd St

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

All bus stations in Des Moines:

  • Bus Station - 1501 2nd St

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