There are 5 ways to get from Des Moines to Bloomington by bus, car or plane

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

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401

$68 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus Windstar  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Moline Airport East Bound
  2. Take the bus from Moline, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1401

$32 - $52

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Bloomington 306.2 miles

$30 - $45

Fly to Bloomington  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Bloomington (BMI) DSM - BMI

$203 - $1,103

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Peoria (PIA) DSM - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station

$208 - $945

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Bloomington is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and Bloomington is 254 miles. The road distance is 306.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Des Moines to Bloomington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL via Davenport, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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

You can take a bus from Des Moines to Bloomington via Davenport, IA in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Des Moines to Bloomington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Moline, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria, Bradley University to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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