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Compare all timetables for the bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Chicago to Des Moines, IA from various bus operators like megabus US or Greyhound US for the next days.
today
tomorrow
from $123
Tuesday
from $123
Wednesday
Thursday
from $123
Friday
from $55
Saturday
from $123

Cheapest bus trips tomorrow

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus US
    7h 15m
    11:00 AM
    Chicago
    6:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $123
  • megabus US
    7h 10m
    4:00 PM
    Chicago
    11:10 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Cheapest bus trips Tuesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus US
    7h 15m
    11:00 AM
    Chicago
    6:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $123
  • megabus US
    7h 10m
    4:00 PM
    Chicago
    11:10 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus US
    7h 15m
    11:00 AM
    Chicago
    6:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $123
  • megabus US
    7h 10m
    4:00 PM
    Chicago
    11:10 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Cheapest bus trips Friday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Greyhound US
    8h 15m
    6:45 AM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    3:00 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    Jefferson/Trailways Depot
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $55
  • megabus US
    7h 15m
    11:00 AM
    Chicago
    6:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $123
  • megabus US
    7h 10m
    4:00 PM
    Chicago
    11:10 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus US
    7h 15m
    11:00 AM
    Chicago
    6:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $123
  • megabus US
    7h 10m
    4:00 PM
    Chicago
    11:10 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Frequency of bus connections between Chicago and Des Moines, IA

See here how frequent the connections between Chicago and Des Moines, IA are, during different times and days of the week.
Friday is the busiest day, with more than 3 daily buses from Chicago to Des Moines, IA. Monday has instead the fewest connections, with only 2 daily coaches between Chicago and Des Moines, IA.
The busiest time of the day is the Morning, with 6 buses from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, while Afternoon sees the fewest connections between Chicago and Des Moines, IA, with 5 offers.

Facts about the bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

Compare all providers like megabus US and Greyhound US that travel 2 times every day by bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA in one click! Book your bus ticket from Chicago to Des Moines, IA starting from $55!

Cheapest Bus $55
Fastest Bus 7h 10m
Earliest Bus 11:00 AM
Latest Bus 4:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes 2 Ø
Distance 309.3 miles
Bus Companies megabus US and Greyhound US

Cheapest bus connections from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

Every day, 2 buses from 2 bus companies leave Chicago for Des Moines, IA: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 06/16/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 06/16
Monday 06/17
$123
Tuesday 06/18
$123
Wednesday 06/19
Thursday 06/20
$123
Friday 06/21
$123
Saturday 06/22
$123
Sunday 06/23
$52
Monday 06/24
$123
Tuesday 06/25
Wednesday 06/26
Thursday 06/27
Friday 06/28
Saturday 06/29
Sunday 06/30
$55
Monday 07/01
Tuesday 07/02
Wednesday 07/03
$96
Thursday 07/04
Friday 07/05
$96
Saturday 07/06
$123
Sunday 07/07
Monday 07/08
Tuesday 07/09
Wednesday 07/10
Thursday 07/11
Friday 07/12
Saturday 07/13

The cheapest time to travel from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $55, Friday is the cheapest day for a bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA. Monday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $123.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, with $55. Afternoon is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $127.

How to save money travelling from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Chicago to Des Moines, IA in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from Chicago to Des Moines, IA are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

These are the most booked bus companies between Chicago to Des Moines, IA from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Chicago and Des Moines, IA

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in Chicago and Des Moines, IA.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from Chicago to Des Moines, IA? Or which bus companies serve the route Chicago to Des Moines, IA? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Chicago to Des Moines, IA bus

How much does a Chicago Des Moines, IA bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $55 and takes 8h 15m to reach Des Moines, IA. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Chicago to Des Moines, IA?

This route is offered by 2 companies with a range of ticket prices between $55 and $129. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Des Moines, IA.

On average, how many connections are available from Chicago to Des Moines, IA each day?

Every day, the Chicago to Des Moines, IA bus route is served by approximately 2 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Chicago to Des Moines, IA take?

The fastest bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA is offered by megabus US and takes 7h 10m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $128. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA?

The earliest bus arriving in Des Moines, IA from Chicago starts at 11:00 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA?

The latest bus trip departing from Chicago for Des Moines, IA starts at 4:00 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Chicago Des Moines, IA route?

When traveling by bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, passengers can travel with megabus US and Greyhound US. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Des Moines, IA?

You can check all the direct connections between Chicago and Des Moines, IA by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: megabus US and Greyhound US.

What can I take with me on the Chicago to Des Moines, IA bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the Chicago Des Moines, IA bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Chicago Des Moines, IA bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Chicago to Des Moines, IA

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

More bus routes from Chicago and Des Moines, IA

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Chicago and from Des Moines, IA. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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