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There are 5 ways to get from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Cedar Rapids  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Minneapolis (MSP) CID - MSP

$153 - $414

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA 1485
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis 202

$76 - $111

3 alternative options

Bus to Moline, fly  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Minneapolis (MSP) MLI - MSP

Bus via Minneapolis, MN  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA 1485
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis, MN 802 / ...

$76 - $111

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis 275.7 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis is to fly which costs $150 - $420 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis. However, there are services departing from Gtc and arriving at Minneapolis via Cedar Rapids,IA and Ames, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cedar Rapids and Minneapolis is 222 miles. The road distance is 275.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis is to fly which takes 3 h 10 min and costs $150 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Minneapolis station.

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Map of how to get from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis.
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  • Distance: 222.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Cedar Rapids, IA, USA and Minneapolis, MN, USA?

Delta flies from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis via Cedar Rapids Airport, Cedar Rapids,IA, and Ames, IA in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis is 276 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis.

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Delta offers flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 280+ hotels available in Minneapolis. Prices start at $84 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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