There are 9 ways to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls 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 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

$75 - $195

7 alternative options

Fly to Erie, bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Erie (ERI) DSM - ERI
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny

$278 - $1,279

Fly to Toronto, train  •  9 h 29 min

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

$183 - $642

Fly to Rochester, train  •  9 h 43 min

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

$231 - $1,088

Bus, train  •  20 h 38 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

$146 - $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 57 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

$195 - $482

Drive  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Niagara Falls 840.6 miles

$80 - $120

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Erie via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Erie via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Erie via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Erie via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Erie via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$55 - $85
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$22 - $35
Economy
$25 - $35
Economy Plus
$40 - $60
Business
$35 - $50
Business Plus/Sleeper
$65 - $95
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
3 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
3 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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
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
Megabus CA
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
ca.megabus.com
Book at
ca.megabus.com
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 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $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 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Des Moines to Niagara Falls?

The distance between Des Moines and Niagara Falls is 1206 km. The road distance is 1345 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls?

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

Is there a direct bus between Des Moines and Niagara Falls?

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.

How long does it take to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls?

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