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There are 5 ways to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Des Moines  •  4h 43m

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

$222 - $1,027

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Bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Champaign, IL 1402

$50 - $75

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Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Champaign (CMI) CID - CMI

$280 - $1,266

Bus via Illini Union  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Champaign, IL 1402

$54 - $75

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 357.3 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 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is to fly which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 4h 43m.

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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 357.3 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 which takes 7h 52m and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m 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 4h 43m and costs $220 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 7h 52m.

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There is no direct flight from Des Moines Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 14m 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: 4h 43m

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 every 2 hours. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign 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 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Champaign via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is 357 miles. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from Des Moines to University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Champaign Airport.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 11m and costs $1 - $2.

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