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How to get fromScranton to Des Moinesby plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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

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    1. Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to Des Moines (DSM)planeAVP - DSM
    best

    Fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

    4h 57m
    $280–922
    1. Take the bus from Scranton Bus Station to Syracuse Bus Stationbus
    2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Stationtrain
    3. Take the bus from Chicago Bus Station to Des Moinesbus
    cheapest

    Bus, train

    26h 21m
    $110–360
    1. Take the bus from Scranton to Binghamtonbus
    2. Fly from Binghamton (BGM) to Des Moines (DSM)planeBGM - DSM

    Bus to Binghamton, fly

    12h 41m
    $240–475
    1. Take the night bus from Scranton to Newark Penn Stationnightbus
    2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Des Moines (DSM)planeEWR - DSM

    Night bus to Newark, fly

    6h 34m
    $250–643
    1. Take the night bus from Scranton to Syracuse Bus Stationnightbus
    2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Stationtrain
    3. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Des Moines, Ianightbus

    Night bus, train

    24h 21m
    $138–404
    1. Take the bus from Scranton to Syracuse Bus Stationbus
    2. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Chicago Union Stationtrain
    3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Stationtrain
    4. Take the bus from Galesburg, Il to Burlington, Iabus
    5. Take the bus from Burlington, Ia to Des Moines, Iabus

    Bus, train via Galesburg

    26h 25m
    $159–499
    1. Take the bus from Scranton, PA to Harrisburg, PAbus
    2. Take the bus from Harrisburg Bus Station to Indianapolis Bus Stationbus
    3. Take the bus from Indianapolis IN to Chicago ILbus
    4. Take the bus from Chicago Bus Station to Des Moinesbus

    Bus

    30h 17m
    $152–352
    1. Drive from Scranton to Des Moinescar1,018.9 mi

    Drive 1,018.9 mi

    16h 43m
    $186–269

Scranton to Des Moines by night bus, train, and foot

Calendar7Weekly Services
Duration24h 21mAverage Duration
Ticket$138Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

What companies run services between Scranton, PA, USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) to Des Moines (DSM) 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Scranton, PA to Des Moines via Harrisburg, PA, Harrisburg Bus Station, Indianapolis Bus Station, Indianapolis IN, Chicago IL, and Chicago Bus Station in around 30h 17m.

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