There are 3 ways to get from Des Moines to Fairfield by bus or car

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Bus via Fairfield  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Fairfield, IA 1402

$41 - $56

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Fairfield, IA 1491,1401

$30 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Fairfield 112.1 miles

$11 - $16

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Fairfield, IA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and Fairfield is 95 miles. The road distance is 112.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Fairfield without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Des Moines to Fairfield, including transfers.

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

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Des Moines to Fairfield bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Fairfield, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Fairfield is 112 miles. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Des Moines to Fairfield.

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There are five+ hotels available in Fairfield. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to Fairfield.
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  • Distance: 95.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines to Fairfield once a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

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