The driving time from Des Moines, Iowa to Chicago, Illinois is:

5 hours, 10 minutes

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Driving time from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL

How long is the drive from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL? The total driving time is 5 hours, 10 minutes.

Your trip begins in Des Moines, Iowa. It ends in Chicago, Illinois.

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Des Moines, Iowa

City: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Country: United States
Category: cities

Chicago, Illinois

City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Category: cities

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