There are 7 ways to get from Des Moines to Cleveland 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 Cleveland  •  5 h 10 min

  1. DSM - CLE

$175 - $905

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  14 h 31 min

  1. East Bound
  2. 1604 / ...

$35 - $95

5 alternative options

Fly to Akron, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. DSM - CAK

$214 - $1,024

Bus, train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. 1205 / ...
  2. Capitol Limited / ...

$104 - $228

Bus via Des Moines, IA  •  15 h 37 min

  1. 1205 / ...

$79 - $128

Bus, train via Ottumwa, IA  •  16 h 26 min

$153 - $352

Drive  •  11 h

  1. 664 miles

$65 - $95

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Cleveland, OH, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Des Moines to Cleveland hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Cleveland via Chicago, IL and Chicago, Il in around 14 h 31 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Akron via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Akron via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Akron via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Akron via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Akron via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Akron via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Akron via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Cleveland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 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 Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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 Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $65
Flexible
$70 - $95
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Cleveland, OH - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center Stop #3
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Des Moines and Cleveland is 991 km. The road distance is 1062 km.

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Cleveland is to bus which costs $35 - $95 and takes 14 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Cleveland is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs $170 - $950.

No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Cleveland. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Cleveland, Oh via Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Des Moines to Cleveland, including transfers.