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There are 4 ways to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Champaign (CMI) DSM - CMI

$117 - $494

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Bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Champaign, Il Btw1402

$50 - $75

2 alternative options

Bus via Wright & Springfield  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Champaign, Il Btw1402

$54 - $75

Drive  •  5h 50m

  1. Drive from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 355.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to fly which costs $110 - $500 and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Des Moines, Ia and arriving at Champaign, Il. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Des Moines and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 301 miles. The road distance is 355.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign without a car is to bus via Wright & Springfield which takes 7h 57m and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Des Moines, Ia station.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to fly which takes 3h 35m and costs $110 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus via Wright & Springfield, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 7h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Des Moines Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 12m and has one stopover.

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Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Champaign, Il station.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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  • Distance: 301.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign hourly. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines, Ia to Champaign, Il once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 45m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 356 miles. It takes approximately 5h 50m to drive from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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American Airlines offers flights from Des Moines Airport to Champaign Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. 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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