Travel options for:
Chicago to West Des Moines
  • Fly

    $170 - $727
    1. Chicago

      43 min - every 10 minutes

      $2 - $5

    2. Chicago O'Hare (ORD)

      1 h 15 min - non-stop

      $150 - $700

    3. Des Moines (DSM)

      11 min - 7 miles

      $18 - $22

  • Bus Windstar

    $3
    1. Chicago, IL

      6 h 15 min - once daily

    2. Platform G

      20 min - hourly - line 3

      $3

  • Bus Burlington Trailways

    $52 - $81
    1. Chicago, IL

      6 h 50 min - 4 times a day

      $45 - $80

    2. Des Moines, IA

      13 min - 3766 feet

    3. 6Th Ave / Walnut St, Dsm

      23 min - hourly - line 3

      $3

  • Train, bus

    $116 - $223
    1. Chicago Union Station Amtrak

      4 h 53 min - once daily

      $50 - $130

    2. Ottumwa, IA

      55 min - once a week

      $25 - $40

    3. Monroe, IA

      45 min - once a week

      $23 - $35

    4. Des Moines, IA

      8 min - 6.6 miles

      $17 - $21

  • Drive

    $30 - $50
    1. Chicago

      5 h 38 min - 340.7 miles

      $30 - $50

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From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Des Moines airport, then taxi to West Des Moines. 3 h 9 min $306. From Chicago, IL bus to Platform G then line 3 bus to University Ave / 70Th St, Wht. 6 h 57 min $2. From Chicago, IL bus to Des Moines, IA, walk to 6Th Ave / Walnut St, Dsm, then line 3 bus to Frontage Rd / Walmart 73Rd, Wht. 7 h 48 min $58. From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to Ottumwa, IA, bus to Monroe, IA, bus to Des Moines, IA, then taxi to West Des Moines. 8 h 41 min $170. From Chicago drive to West Des Moines. 5 h 38 min $40.