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

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Quincy, IL to Burlington, IA 1490
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, IL to Des Moines, IA 1401 / ...

$52 - $76

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Train, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Quincy Amtrak Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA

$97 - $187

Bus via Mt. Pleasant, IL  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Quincy, IL to Mt. Pleasant, IA 1490
  2. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Des Moines, IA 1491 / ...

$54 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Quincy to Des Moines 218.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly from Quincy  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Quincy (UIN) to Des Moines (DSM) UIN - DSM

$150 - $599

Bus to St. Louis, fly  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Quincy, IL to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Des Moines (DSM) STL - DSM

$190 - $793

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The cheapest way to get from Quincy to Des Moines is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Quincy to Des Moines is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quincy to Des Moines. However, there are services departing from Quincy, IL and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Burlington, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Quincy and Des Moines is 164 miles. The road distance is 218.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Quincy to Des Moines without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Quincy to Des Moines, including transfers.

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Quincy to Des Moines bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Quincy, IL station.

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The best way to get from Quincy to Des Moines is to bus which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $50 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $600 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from Quincy Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Quincy 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 Quincy to Des Moines.
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  • Distance: 163.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

What companies run services between Quincy, IL, USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Quincy to Des Moines via Burlington, IA and Burlington, IL in around 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Quincy to Des Moines twice daily.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Quincy to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Quincy Amtrak Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Quincy, IL to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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Bus from Burlington, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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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
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Quincy, IL to Mt. Pleasant, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Quincy, IL to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Quincy to Des Moines is 219 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Quincy to Des Moines.

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United Airlines offers flights from Quincy Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 106+ hotels available in Des Moines. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Quincy to Quincy Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs $35 - $50.

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