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There are 8 ways to get from Purdue University to Des Moines by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Iowa City, IA  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
  3. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA

$64 - $95

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA

$112 - $251

Bus Windstar  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA West Bound

Bus  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Des Moines, IA 1401

$81 - $122

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Des Moines 439 miles

$40 - $65

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Des Moines  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$211 - $762

Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly to Des Moines  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Des Moines (DSM) IND - DSM

$198 - $879

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Waterloo, bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  3. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA

$234 - $789

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Des Moines is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Des Moines is to shuttle and fly which costs $210 - $800 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purdue University to Des Moines. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Oakbrook. IL - Mall and Iowa City, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 44 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Des Moines is 360 miles. The road distance is 439 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Des Moines without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 44 min and costs $60 - $95.

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It takes approximately 9 h 44 min to get from Purdue University to Des Moines, including transfers.

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Purdue University to Des Moines bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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Purdue University to Des Moines bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Des Moines, IA station.

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Des Moines is 1 h behind Purdue University. It is currently 10:22 PM in Purdue University and 9:22 PM in Des Moines.

Map of how to get from Purdue University to Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 359.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Des Moines via Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall, Oakbrook. IL - Mall, Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa, and Iowa City, IA in around 9 h 44 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
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 Lafayette Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Book at
busline.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Des Moines is 439 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to drive from Purdue University to Des Moines.

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

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