There are 8 ways to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls by plane, train, bus 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 Buffalo  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Buffalo (BUF) DSM - BUF

$156 - $441

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Canada, train  •  23 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
  3. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls Lw

$58 - $188

6 alternative options

Fly to Rochester, train  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Rochester (ROC) DSM - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station

$230 - $1,083

Fly to Toronto, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Toronto (YYZ) DSM - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$167 - $637

Bus, train  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station

$145 - $358

Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Niagara Falls, On 317

$120 - $256

Bus, train via Ottumwa, IA  •  22 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
  2. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station

$194 - $482

Drive  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Niagara Falls 840.6 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls is to fly which costs $150 - $450 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and Niagara Falls is 754 miles. The road distance is 840.6 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Niagara Falls, On via Harrison & Jefferson, Chicago, Il and Toronto, On. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 12 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 753.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Des Moines to Niagara Falls hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Niagara Falls via Chicago, IL, Harrison & Jefferson, Harrison & Morgan, Chicago, Il, and Toronto, On in around 22 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$21 - $30
Economy
$25 - $35
Economy Plus
$40 - $60
Business
$35 - $50
Business Plus/Sleeper
$65 - $90
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Union Station to Niagara Falls GO
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
gotransit.com
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
Greyhound USA
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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 Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Toronto, On to Niagara Falls, On
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
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

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