There are 7 ways to get from Des Moines to Maryland by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 11m

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Reagan Washington (DCA) DSM - DCA

$182 - $438

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Bus  •  24h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1602 / ...

$100 - $159

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Fly to Baltimore  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Baltimore (BWI) DSM - BWI

$220 - $976

Bus, train  •  27h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  2. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$170 - $283

Bus, train via Indianapolis  •  30h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Indianapolis, IN 1402
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Baltimore Penn Station Cardinal

$146 - $212

Bus, train #2  •  34h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  2. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station

$159 - $233

Drive  •  16h 54m

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Baltimore 1024.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Maryland is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 16h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Maryland is to fly which costs $180 - $440 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Maryland. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at BALTIMORE ST & CALVERT ST fs eb via Harrison & Jefferson, Chicago, Il, HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb and West Baltimore Marc Station Bay 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 28m.

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The distance between Des Moines and Maryland is 891 miles. The road distance is 1024.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Maryland without a car is to bus which takes 24h 28m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Des Moines to Maryland, including transfers.

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Des Moines to Maryland bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Maryland is to fly which takes 3h 11m and costs $180 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 24h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Des Moines Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Des Moines to Maryland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to Maryland.
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  • Distance: 890.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Des Moines to Silver Spring hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Baltimore via Chicago, IL, Harrison & Jefferson, Harrison & Morgan, Chicago, Il, Baltimore Downtown, Md, HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb, SMALLWOOD ST & W MULBERRY ST sb ns, and West Baltimore Marc Station Bay 3 in around 24h 28m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Baltimore via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
24h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $160
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Maryland is 1h ahead of Des Moines. It is currently 6:51 PM in Des Moines and 7:51 PM in Maryland.

Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Maryland is 1024 miles. It takes approximately 16h 54m to drive from Des Moines to Maryland.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Maryland. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $17 - $21.

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