There are 11 ways to get from Toronto to Des Moines by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Toronto to Des Moines  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Des Moines (DSM) YYZ - DSM

$156 - $562

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  18 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA 1205 / ...

$93 - $194

9 alternative options

Fly Toronto Island to Des Moines  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Toronto Island (YTZ) to Des Moines (DSM) YTZ - DSM

$214 - $854

Fly Toronto to Waterloo, bus  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Waterloo (ALO) YYZ - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA

$203 - $1,293

Train to Detroit, fly to Des Moines  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Des Moines (DSM) DTW - DSM

$226 - $1,083

Fly Toronto to Omaha, bus  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Omaha (OMA) YYZ - OMA
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Des Moines, IA

$186 - $1,162

Train, bus  •  18 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Toronto to Windsor
  2. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA

$137 - $340

Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il 5515
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA West Bound

Train, bus via Ottumwa, IA  •  19 h 53 min

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

$190 - $465

Train, bus #2  •  30 h 40 min

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

$184 - $484

Drive  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Toronto to Des Moines 840.4 miles

$110 - $170

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Des Moines, IA, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Toronto to Des Moines hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Des Moines via Chicago, IL in around 18 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Ottawa, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Montreal, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Chicago Midway, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Ottawa, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,800
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Montreal, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Toronto to Waterloo via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Montreal, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Ottawa, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Omaha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,700
Flights from Toronto to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Toronto Island to Des Moines via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Windsor
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$60 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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 Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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
Book at
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
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $140
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Toronto and Des Moines is 1184 km. The road distance is 1345 km.

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Des Moines is to bus which costs $110 - $250 and takes 18 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Toronto to Des Moines is to fly which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $200 - $750.

No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Des Moines. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Toronto to Des Moines, including transfers.