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If you want to take a bus from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, you’ll find ticket prices from $19.99 and journey times starting at . Use our bus search engine to find the ideal bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago and take your pick between the offers of megabus US and Busbud. Just click the "Find Now" button and enjoy the ride!

Chicago to Des Moines, IA Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$19.99
Fastest Bus6h 40m
Distance309.3 miles
Bus Companiesmegabus US, Greyhound US
  Bus Chicago - Des Moines, IA    309 mi
Ø Bus connections4 x
Savings-68%

The cheapest bus routes from Chicago to Des Moines, IA

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      11:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    26 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      11:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    7 Jan
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      11:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    15 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      11:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    18 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      11:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    20 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      11:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    11 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $29.99
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      11:00 AM
      5:40 PM
    3 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $29.99
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      1:00 PM
      11:10 PM
    27 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $32.50
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      1:00 PM
      11:10 PM
    21 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $33.50
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      1:00 PM
      11:10 PM
    15 Mar
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $39.50
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      9:45 AM
      6:05 PM
    17 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $58.50
  • Chicago
    Des Moines, IA
      8:45 PM
      5:30 AM
    17 Nov
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $62.50


  Bus Des Moines, IA - Chicago    309 mi
Ø Bus connections4 x
Savings-33%

The cheapest bus routes from Des Moines, IA to Chicago

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Des Moines, IA
    Chicago
      2:45 PM
      9:00 PM
    7 Jan
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Des Moines, IA
    Chicago
      2:45 PM
      9:00 PM
    6 Jan
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Des Moines, IA
    Chicago
      2:45 PM
      9:00 PM
    16 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Des Moines, IA
    Chicago
      2:45 PM
      9:00 PM
    12 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $19.99
  • Des Moines, IA
    Chicago
      2:45 PM
      9:00 PM
    21 Nov
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $29.99
  • Des Moines, IA
    Chicago
      2:45 PM
      9:00 PM
    15 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $29.99
  • Des Moines, IA
    Chicago
      2:45 PM
      9:00 PM
    5 Dec
    megabus USmegabus US
    from $29.99


Current ticket prices

Taking the bus is one of the most affordable options for visiting loved ones or simply discovering new places. For your bus ride from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, there's tickets available starting at only $19.99 But don't hesitate for too long: if you book at short notice, you might have to pay a bit more. Listen up, we've got an inside tip for you: compare prices for different departure times if you're flexible timewise. Taking a later bus can allow you to save a few more dollars.

Bus stops in Chicago and Des Moines, IA

  Stations
6th Ave 830, 50309 Des Moines, IA (USA)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only affordable but it's also environmentally friendly thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as convenient as flying or taking the train. In recent years, operators have stepped up their game when it comes to on-board features by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to free WiFi. When taking a look at the search results shown on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all operators. For instance, free WiFi can be found on board most buses operated by megabus US. That way you'll be able to instagram your route while on the road.

A generous luggage allowance also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's operators. Your trip from Des Moines, IA to Chicago can become a lot easier if you do your research before you travel. Most operators offering intercity bus routes from Chicago to Des Moines, IA, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or oversized luggage can usually be booked for a few dollars (or the currency of the country you're traveling in).

Take a look at the exact location of the bus stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the perfect bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current special offers for your Chicago – Des Moines, IA bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Chicago and Des Moines, IA: Useful Info

Chicago
2.70 Million
Des Moines, IA
203,433
Taxi
$4.65
$4.36
Chicago
Des Moines, IA
A cab ride in Chicago is 7% more expensive than in Des Moines, IA.
Local buses
$2.25
$1.75
Chicago
Des Moines, IA
A bus fare in Chicago is 23% more expensive than in Des Moines, IA.
Beer
$5.00
$3.00
Chicago
Des Moines, IA
A large beer in Chicago is 40% more expensive than in Des Moines, IA.
Water
$1.90
$1.62
Chicago
Des Moines, IA
A bottle of water in Chicago is 15% more expensive than in Des Moines, IA.
Meal
$10.74
$10.28
Chicago
Des Moines, IA
A meal in Chicago is 5% more expensive than in Des Moines, IA.
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