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There are 6 ways to get from Des Moines to Valparaiso University by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Burns Harbor, IN

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Bus via Des Moines, Ia

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Burns Harbor, IN

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Burlington, Ia
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

Drive

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Valparaiso University

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
  2. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park

Fly to South Bend, train

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to South Bend (SBN)
  2. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Dune Park
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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Valparaiso University is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Valparaiso University is to fly and train which costs $150 - $370 and takes 5h 10m.

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The distance between Des Moines and Valparaiso University is 342 miles. The road distance is 372.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Valparaiso University without a car is to bus which takes 8h 39m and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 8h 39m to get from Des Moines to Valparaiso University, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Des Moines Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Valparaiso University is 372 miles. It takes approximately 6h 15m to drive from Des Moines to Valparaiso University.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Valparaiso University. 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 $16 - $20.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to Valparaiso University.
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  • Distance: 341.6 miles
  • Duration: 8h 39m

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Valparaiso University, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Des Moines to Valparaiso University via Chicago, IL, Chicago, and Burns Harbor, IN in around 8h 39m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Des Moines to South Bend via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Des Moines to South Bend via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to South Bend via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to South Bend via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $450
Flights from Des Moines to South Bend via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $80
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Dune Park
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $10
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Dune Park
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, Ia to Burlington, Ia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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