There are 9 ways to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Buffalo  •  6h 8m

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

$131 - $574

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Bus  •  21h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  3. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON 207 / ...

$82 - $146

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Fly to Toronto, train  •  7h 41m

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

$170 - $615

Fly to Rochester, bus  •  8h 25m

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

$120 - $522

Night bus, train  •  20h 2m

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

$139 - $202

Bus, train  •  20h 35m

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

$109 - $161

Bus, train via Galesburg  •  22h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Burlington, Ia
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  5. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station

$164 - $248

Bus via Davenport  •  23h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Davenport, Ia
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, Ia to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Hamilton, On
  4. Take the bus from Burlington GO to Niagara Falls Bus Terminal 12

$119 - $171

Drive  •  14h 16m

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Niagara Falls 840.7 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls is to fly which costs $130 - $600 and takes 6h 8m.

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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 Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 49m.

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The distance between Des Moines and Niagara Falls is 754 miles. The road distance is 840.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls without a car is to night bus and train which takes 20h 2m and costs $130 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls is to fly which takes 6h 8m and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 21h 49m.

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There is no direct flight from Des Moines Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 46m and has one stopover.

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Des Moines to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Niagara Falls, ON station.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 753.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Des Moines to Niagara Falls hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Niagara Falls via Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street, Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street, and Toronto, ON in around 21h 49m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$13 - $35
Economy
$30 - $50
EconomyPlus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
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 Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
10h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Rochester to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Des Moines, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, Ia to Burlington, Ia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, Ia to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$45 - $65
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
Standard Fare
$75 - $85
Refundable
$85 - $95
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$35 - $50
Online Fare
$11 - $16
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $24
Standard Fare
$21 - $25
Refundable
$29 - $31
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
megabus.ca
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 Toronto, On to Niagara Falls, On
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Chicago, Il to Hamilton, On
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Bus from Burlington GO to Niagara Falls Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
GO Transit

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Niagara Falls is 1h ahead of Des Moines. It is currently 12:10 PM in Des Moines and 1:10 PM in Niagara Falls.

Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Niagara Falls is 841 miles. It takes approximately 14h 16m to drive from Des Moines to Niagara Falls.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. 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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