The cheapest busesfrom Iowa City to Des Moines

Showing times and prices for Tue, Apr 20

Cheapest

$15

Average

$23

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Iowa City to Des Moines will cost around $23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $15.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Iowa City to Des Moines bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration3h 20m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$15
place Bus depart fromIowa City
pin_drop Bus arrive inDes Moines
directions_transit Bus companiesBurlington Trailways, Windstar, Greyhound

The fastest busesfrom Iowa City to Des Moines

Showing times and prices for Tue, Apr 20

Fastest

2h

Average

3h 20m

Trips per day

8

Distance

175km

These direct buses cover the 175km distance in an average of 3h 20m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 2h

Travel tips

Bus from Iowa City to Des Moines

Travel by bus to Des Moines easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Iowa City to Des Moines.
  • how to get cheap bus tickets from iowa city to des moines?

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  • There is a total of 3 bus companies operating this trip. Burlington Trailways, Windstar, Greyhound offer a total of 8 bus schedules from Iowa City to Des Moines. Keep in mind that this 3 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Windstar tickets are available for $15. It is the lower trip price you can get on Tue, Apr 20. Compare all bus fare prices that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 5637 reviews for Burlington Trailways, Windstar, Greyhound bus services. Users reviews best describe the real bus trip experience. The company score relates to bus quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing bus prices. Bus booking in advance is the best way to find Des Moines cheap tickets.
  • how much is bus ticket from iowa city to des moines?

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  • Burlington Trailways, Windstar, Greyhound tickets to Des Moines costs between $15 and USD 30.00 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Windstar to Des Moines low-cost tickets for only $15. This bus leaves at 15:15 from Iowa City bus station or stop at IOWA CITY, Outside Coralville Transit Facility - 906 Quarry Road (Ring Road North of intersection of E 9th St and Quarry Rd), IOWA CITY - 170 E COURT ST. On the contrary, the bus leaving at 16:05 have the most expensive ticket to Des Moines for about USD 30.00.
  • how to get to des moines from iowa city?

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  • On average you find 8 daily schedules to Des Moines from Iowa City. Usually, there are 56 bus departures every week on this route. Burlington Trailways bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to Des Moines. It is an average of 5 bus schedules per day and 150 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • where are iowa city and des moines bus stations?

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  • For this trip to Des Moines, you can get on board at IOWA CITY, Outside Coralville Transit Facility - 906 Quarry Road (Ring Road North of intersection of E 9th St and Quarry Rd), IOWA CITY - 170 E COURT ST. Moreover, get off the bus at DES MOINES, Eastbound side of Cherry Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, DES MOINES - 1501 2ND AVE NORTH.
  • when is the first and last bus to des moines?

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  • The first bus time to Des Moines is at 03:30. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Iowa City is at 20:50.
  • how far apart is des moines from iowa city?

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  • The bus traveling length from Iowa City to Des Moines is around 3h 20m. Burlington Trailways schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Iowa City. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 2h in Des Moines.
  • which is the best way for bus booking?

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  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your bus ticket online at Burlington Trailways, Windstar, Greyhound website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter.
    • Burlington Trailways phone number: 800 992 4618
    • Windstar phone number: (888) 494-6378
    • Greyhound phone number: 800 231 2222
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  • how to get ticket refund on burlington trailways, windstar, greyhound?

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  • Note that companies have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on bus company page.
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  • BusBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest bus ticket. Explore all available tools and 5637 user reviews to best choose between Burlington Trailways, Windstar, Greyhound. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Burlington Trailways, Windstar, Greyhound website. Reserve your bus seat to Des Moines in advance and have a nice trip.

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