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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$212 - $762

Cheapest option

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

$68 - $100

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Fly Indianapolis to Des Moines  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Des Moines (DSM) IND - DSM

$199 - $879

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo, bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA

$239 - $793

Train, bus  •  13 h 1 min

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

$137 - $291

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, train  •  16 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
  2. Take the train from Naperville Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA

$95 - $192

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Des Moines 439 miles

$40 - $65

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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 fly which costs $210 - $800 and takes 5 h 52 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 $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 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 best way to get from Purdue University to Des Moines is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $210 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $100 and takes 9 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 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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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 359.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Purdue University to Des Moines every 2 hours. Alternatively, 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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 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 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak 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
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Naperville Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
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Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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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
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busline.com
Bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Earhart Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.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

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Des Moines is 1 h behind Purdue University. It is currently 6:58 AM in Purdue University and 5:58 AM in Des Moines.

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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There are 105+ hotels available in Des Moines. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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