You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.

Bus from Chicago to Des Moines

Book your bus ticket to Des Moines from Chicago today

Duration 6 hours 40 minutes (fastest time)

Departures Up to 1 service per day

Why travel with megabus?

Wi-Fi onboard*

Power outlets onboard*

Megabus RIDE onboard entertainment*

Express service

Green certified

* Subject to availability

Chicago to Des Moines bus details

Our route M8 bus stops at 4 stops between Chicago and Des Moines. The bus sets off from Megabus stop on W Polk St. between S Clinton St and S Canal St and drops you off at Eastbound side of Cherry Street, between 7th and 8th Streets

Chicago

Please check your reservation for the correct location of your bus stop in Chicago!

All megabus.com and Windstar Lines operated arrivals AND departures are located at W Polk St. between S Clinton St and S Canal St.

Van Galder operated trips to/from Madison, WI will remain at their regular stop on S. Canal Street.



Plan your bus trip to Chicago

Des Moines

The Windstar Lines bus stop in Des Moines is located on the Eastbound Side of Cherry Street, between 7th and 8th Streets. Public parking is available nearby at 8th and Cherry. Connections to almost all DART routes are available across the street.

Plan your bus trip to Des Moines
Bus from Chicago to Des Moines with megabus

Our Buses

We are very proud of our fleet of state of the art buses.

* Subject to availability

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Chicago to Des Moines by bus?

The fastest bus from Chicago to Des Moines takes 6 hours 40 minutes

When is the first bus from Chicago to Des Moines?

The earliest bus from Chicago to Des Moines leaves at 11:00 AM

When is the last bus from Chicago to Des Moines?

The latest bus from Chicago to Des Moines leaves at 11:00 AM

How many daily bus trips are there from Chicago to Des Moines?

Megabus runs up to 1 trips per day from Chicago to Des Moines