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There are 2 ways to get from Cedar Falls to Des Moines by bus or car

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Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Des Moines, IA 1485

$56 - $80

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Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Cedar Falls to Des Moines 123.4 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Cedar Falls to Des Moines is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Cedar Falls to Des Moines is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 5m.

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The distance between Cedar Falls and Des Moines is 88 miles. The road distance is 123.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cedar Falls to Des Moines without a car is to bus which takes 5h 25m and costs $55 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Cedar Falls to Des Moines, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cedar Falls to Des Moines is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Cedar Falls to Des Moines.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Des Moines. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 88.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Cedar Falls, IA, USA and Des Moines, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Cedar Falls to Des Moines once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

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