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

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Des Moines, IA to Chicago from various bus operators like megabus US or Greyhound US for the next days.
today
from $56
tomorrow
Wednesday
from $52
Thursday
from $56
Friday
Saturday
from $56
Sunday

Cheapest bus trips today

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus US
    7h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Des Moines, IA
    3:30 PM
    Chicago
    megabus US
    Economy
    $56
  • megabus US
    6h 10m
    11:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    5:25 AM
    Chicago
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Cheapest bus trips Wednesday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • Greyhound US
    7h 55m
    6:35 AM
    Des Moines, IA
    Jefferson/Trailways Depot
    2:30 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $52

Cheapest bus trips Thursday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus US
    7h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Des Moines, IA
    3:30 PM
    Chicago
    megabus US
    Economy
    $56
  • megabus US
    6h 10m
    11:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    5:25 AM
    Chicago
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Cheapest bus trips Saturday

Prices are for one way and one person
  • megabus US
    7h 0m
    8:30 AM
    Des Moines, IA
    3:30 PM
    Chicago
    megabus US
    Economy
    $56
  • Greyhound US
    7h 55m
    6:35 AM
    Des Moines, IA
    Jefferson/Trailways Depot
    2:30 PM
    Chicago
    Union Station
    Greyhound US
    Economy
    $60
  • megabus US
    6h 10m
    11:15 PM
    Des Moines, IA
    5:25 AM
    Chicago
    megabus US
    Economy
    $128

Frequency of bus connections between Des Moines, IA and Chicago

See here how frequent the connections between Des Moines, IA and Chicago are, during different times and days of the week.
Saturday is the busiest day, with more than 3 daily buses from Des Moines, IA to Chicago. Wednesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 1 daily coaches between Des Moines, IA and Chicago.
The busiest time of the day is the Morning, with 5 buses from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Des Moines, IA and Chicago, with 3 offers.

Facts about the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago

Compare all providers like megabus US and Greyhound US that travel 2 times every day by bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago in one click! Book your bus ticket from Des Moines, IA to Chicago starting from $52!

Cheapest Bus $52
Fastest Bus 6h 10m
Earliest Bus 8:30 AM
Latest Bus 11:15 PM
Daily Bus Routes 2 Ø
Distance 309.3 miles
Bus Companies megabus US and Greyhound US

Cheapest bus connections from Des Moines, IA to Chicago

Every day, 2 buses from 2 bus companies leave Des Moines, IA for Chicago: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 06/24/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 06/23
Monday 06/24
$56
Tuesday 06/25
Wednesday 06/26
$52
Thursday 06/27
$56
Friday 06/28
Saturday 06/29
$56
Sunday 06/30
Monday 07/01
$55
Tuesday 07/02
$60
Wednesday 07/03
$56
Thursday 07/04
Friday 07/05
$128
Saturday 07/06
$55
Sunday 07/07
$56
Monday 07/08
Tuesday 07/09
$52
Wednesday 07/10
$52
Thursday 07/11
Friday 07/12
Saturday 07/13
$52
Sunday 07/14
Monday 07/15
Tuesday 07/16
Wednesday 07/17
Thursday 07/18
Friday 07/19
Saturday 07/20

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

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $51, Wednesday is the cheapest day for a bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago. Monday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $56.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, with $52. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $127.

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

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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago, 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago are also emptier.

Beloved bus companies from Des Moines, IA to Chicago

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

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

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

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

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

FAQs about the Des Moines, IA to Chicago bus

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

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $52 and takes 7h 55m to reach Chicago. Compare offers to save money!

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

This route is offered by 2 companies with a range of ticket prices between $52 and $129. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Chicago.

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

Every day, the Des Moines, IA to Chicago 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago take?

The fastest bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago is offered by megabus US and takes 6h 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago?

The earliest bus arriving in Chicago from Des Moines, IA starts at 8:30 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago?

The latest bus trip departing from Des Moines, IA for Chicago starts at 11:15 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 Des Moines, IA Chicago route?

When traveling by bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, 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 Des Moines, IA and Chicago?

You can check all the direct connections between Des Moines, IA and Chicago 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago 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 Des Moines, IA Chicago 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 Des Moines, IA Chicago 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago on your planned travel date.

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

Economy
Economy

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

More bus routes from Des Moines, IA and Chicago

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

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