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There are 3 ways to get from Cedar Rapids to Columbia by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Mt. Pleasant, IA
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  3. Take the bus from St. Louis Airport to Columbia, MO

$170 - $246

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Cedar Rapids to Columbia 257.7 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Columbia (COU) CID - COU

$376 - $1,746

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The cheapest way to get from Cedar Rapids to Columbia is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cedar Rapids to Columbia is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cedar Rapids to Columbia. However, there are services departing from Gtc and arriving at Columbia, MO via Cedar Rapids, Mt. Pleasant, IL, Burlington, IA, Lambert Busport and St. Louis Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 42 min.

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The distance between Cedar Rapids and Columbia is 216 miles. The road distance is 257.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cedar Rapids to Columbia without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 42 min and costs $170 - $250.

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It takes approximately 13 h 42 min to get from Cedar Rapids to Columbia, including transfers.

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Cedar Rapids to Columbia bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Cedar Rapids station.

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The best way to get from Cedar Rapids to Columbia is to bus which takes 13 h 42 min and costs $170 - $250. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $370 - $1,800 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Columbia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Cedar Rapids to Columbia bus services, operated by Mo-X, arrive at Columbia, MO station.

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Map of how to get from Cedar Rapids to Columbia.
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  • Distance: 215.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 42 min

What companies run services between Cedar Rapids, IA, USA and Columbia, MO, USA?

You can take a bus from Cedar Rapids to Columbia via Cedar Rapids Airport, Cedar Rapids, Mt. Pleasant, IA, Mt. Pleasant, IL, Burlington, IL, Burlington, IA, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Lambert Busport, and St. Louis Airport in around 13 h 42 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Cedar Rapids to Columbia hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Columbia via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Columbia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Columbia via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Mt. Pleasant, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Mo-X
Website
moexpress.com
Bus from St. Louis Airport to Columbia, MO
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
moexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cedar Rapids to Columbia is 258 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to drive from Cedar Rapids to Columbia.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Columbia Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Columbia. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cedar Rapids to Cedar Rapids Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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