There are 7 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Des Moines  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$159 - $679

Cheapest option

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Des Moines, IA 1486

$52 - $98

5 alternative options

Fly to Waterloo, bus  •  6 h 42 min

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

$185 - $691

Bus Windstar  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA West Bound

Train, bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

$100 - $210

Bus via Davenport, IA  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia 4567 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Des Moines, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$60 - $115

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines 330 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines is to fly which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $150 - $700.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Des Moines is 475 km. The road distance is 528 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines every 2 hours. Alternatively, Windstar operates a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Des Moines once daily, and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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