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Kansas City to Des Moines bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$21.00
Shortest Duration2h 55m
Trips per day3
bus carriers2
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How to book cheap Kansas City to Des Moines bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Kansas 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 Kansas City to Des Moines were $24.00. By booking 19 days out, tickets are on average $35.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Kansas City to Des Moines by bus is usually around 7:00 PM on Saturday. 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. Around 1:00 AM on Tuesday 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.

Jefferson Lines from Kansas City to Des Moines has the most daily schedules

On average there are 3 scheduled bus trips per day. Jefferson Lines has the most regularly scheduled departures from Kansas City to Des Moines, with an average of 3 trips per day and 40 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Kansas City to Des Moines. Of the 3 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Des Moines.

2 carriers offer Kansas City to Des Moines bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Kansas City to Des Moines from $21.00. Typically there is one Greyhound schedule per day from Kansas City to Des Moines and you can expect on average to pay $29.11 for a Greyhound ticket to Des Moines. In Kansas City, Greyhound departs to Des Moines from 47th St Transit Cntr, In Des Moines, Greyhound arrives at Bus Station - 1501 2nd St,

An average trip on Greyhound from Kansas City to Des Moines takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Des Moines in 2 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $31.50 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Des Moines.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 45m
Avg. Price
$29.11

Jefferson Lines

Book Jefferson Lines from Kansas City to Des Moines from $32.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from Kansas City to Des Moines and you can expect on average to pay $53.51 for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Des Moines. In Kansas City, Jefferson Lines departs to Des Moines from Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave, In Des Moines, Jefferson Lines arrives at Bus Station - 1501 2nd St,

An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Kansas City to Des Moines takes 3 hours and 17 minutes, while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Des Moines in 2 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $54.91 for a weekend trip to Des Moines.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 17m
Avg. Price
$53.51

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Kansas City. Most bus trips to Des Moines will depart from Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave, 47th St Transit Cntr.
  • Bus Terminal - 1101 Troost Ave
  • 47th St Transit Cntr
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 Kansas City.
  • Bus Station - 1501 2nd St