There are 8 ways to get from Aurora to Des Moines by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Des Moines, IA 1201-1205

$52 - $82

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Train, bus Windstar  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station Bnsf
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA West Bound

Train Amtrak, bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Naperville Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
  3. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA

$98 - $200

Train Amtrak, bus #2  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Naperville Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA 1491,1401 / ...

$76 - $167

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Aurora to Des Moines 298.4 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly to Des Moines  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$161 - $716

Train, fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID
  3. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Des Moines, IA

$159 - $764

Train, fly to Waterloo, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  3. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA

$188 - $747

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Aurora to Des Moines. However, there are services departing from Broadway & Spring St and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Naperville, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Aurora and Des Moines is 275 miles. The road distance is 298.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Aurora to Des Moines without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Aurora to Des Moines, including transfers.

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Aurora to Des Moines bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Naperville, IL station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Aurora to Des Moines bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Des Moines, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aurora to Des Moines is 298 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from Aurora to Des Moines.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 106+ hotels available in Des Moines. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Aurora to Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 274.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

What companies run services between Aurora, IL, USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Aurora to Des Moines 4 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Aurora to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Naperville Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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