There are 5 ways to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by plane, bus 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  •  4 h 40 min

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

$222 - $1,027

Cheapest option

Bus via Quad City International Airport  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Moline Airport East Bound
  2. Take the bus from Moline, IL to Champaign, IL 1401

$37 - $57

3 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA 1202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Champaign, IL 1401

$77 - $112

Bus via Des Moines, IA  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Champaign, IL 1401

$79 - $114

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 357.3 miles

$35 - $55

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, you can take a bus from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign via Davenport, IA and Champaign, IL in around 9 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Moline, IL to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Des Moines and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 482 km. The road distance is 572 km.

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $220 - $1,100.

No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Champaign, IL via Davenport, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, including transfers.

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