There are 11 ways to get from Des Moines to Toronto by plane, night bus, 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 Des Moines to Toronto  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Toronto (YYZ) DSM - YYZ

$156 - $562

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On 5530 / ...

$55 - $140

9 alternative options

Fly Des Moines to Buffalo, night bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Buffalo (BUF) DSM - BUF
  2. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On

$170 - $479

Fly Des Moines to Toronto Island  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Toronto Island (YTZ) DSM - YTZ

$275 - $1,105

Bus to Omaha, fly to Toronto  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE
  2. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Toronto (YYZ) OMA - YYZ

$190 - $1,159

Fly Des Moines to Detroit, train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Detroit (DTW) DSM - DTW
  2. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto

$205 - $985

Bus, train  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto

$140 - $340

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  19 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON 5509 / 5534 / ...

$94 - $198

Bus, train via Ottumwa, IA  •  20 h 7 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 Detroit Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto

$189 - $464

Bus, train #2  •  30 h 55 min

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

$183 - $481

Drive  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Toronto 833.5 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Toronto is to bus which costs $55 - $140 and takes 19 h 56 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Toronto is to fly which costs $150 - $600 and takes 6 h 42 min.

More details

The distance between Des Moines and Toronto is 740 miles. The road distance is 833.5 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Des Moines to Toronto, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Toronto. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Toronto, ON via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 23 min.

More details

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Toronto, ON, Canada?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Des Moines to Toronto hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago, IL in around 19 h 23 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $900
Flights from Omaha to Toronto via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Omaha to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $490
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 Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Omaha to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Toronto via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Detroit, Montreal
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via St. Louis, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,000
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Philadelphia, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,200
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Detroit, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,400
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via New York La Guardia, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,600
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Minneapolis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Philadelphia, Ottawa
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 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
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Omaha to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Toronto Island via Chicago O'Hare, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,500
Flights from Omaha to Toronto
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Flights from Omaha to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Detroit via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $55
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$85 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $220
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Buffalo, Ny to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
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
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
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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

Want to know more about travelling around Canada

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.