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Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

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Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

Is there any road transport travelling direct from Madison to Des Moines? We want to get to Des Moines mid morning and all the info I have been able to find takes all day. We are going to the Quilt Show in Des Moines if anyone knows if there may be a bus organised?

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1. Re: Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

I really think that your only option is to rent a car. It will still take you four plus hours to drive there. It is nearly 300 miles.

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2. Re: Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

I would not plan it as a day trip. I would plan on spending at least one night in Des Moines and if you want to spend a good part of the day at the show you probably need to allow two nights in Des Moines and travel the day before and after.

As far as a charter bus to the show, I'm not sure how you would find out. You might look at the website for the show or you might google quilt clubs in Madison. If there is such a club they might be able to help you arrange transportation.

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3. Re: Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

I'm not sure if it will help, but this is the one Madison Quilters Guild I see around town from time to time: http://www.madcityquilters.org/

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4. Re: Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

If driving is not an option, your next best bet might be a flight (change in Chicago). Current fares are around $250 r/t at the low end.

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5. Re: Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

The usual suspects of MegaBus, Jefferson Bus Lines and Badger Bus won't run you west into Des Moines. Dane County Regional AP (MSN) has the major rental carriers that can facilitate a road trip. If you have a larger party, chartering a bus is a consideration. Best of luck!

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6. Re: Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

Thank you everyone, we will look at car hire I think. Seems there is no transport direct. Time spent travelling is the issue.

7. Re: Transport direct Madison to Des Moines

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