There are 4 ways to get from Des Moines to Bloomington by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Bloomington/Normal, IL 1402

$50 - $75

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 16 min

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

$203 - $1,103

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  7 h 7 min

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

$209 - $964

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 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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The best way to get from Des Moines to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Des Moines, IA to Bloomington/Normal, IL takes 6 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Des Moines to Bloomington bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Bloomington is to bus which takes 6 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 16 min.

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There is no direct flight from Des Moines Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 32 min and has one stopover.

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Des Moines to Bloomington bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Bloomington/Normal, IL station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Bloomington is 306 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Des Moines to Bloomington.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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  • Distance: 254 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 45 min

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines to Bloomington once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Des Moines to Bloomington hourly.

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American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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