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

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Bus via Monroe, IA  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA 1402
  2. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA 1402

$48 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$29 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Ottumwa 87.3 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Ottumwa is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Ottumwa is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and Ottumwa is 74 miles. The road distance is 87.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Des Moines to Ottumwa, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Ottumwa, IA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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

You can take a bus from Des Moines to Ottumwa via Monroe, IA in around 2 h 40 min.

Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
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
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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