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There are 6 ways to get from Cedar Rapids to Rochester by bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Bus, shuttle  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN 806 / ...
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Albert Lea. MN to Rochester

$63 - $121

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Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN 802
  3. Take the bus from MSP Airport to Rochester, MN

$109 - $144

Bus via Madison  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 121
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Rochester, MN 966

$98 - $139

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Cedar Rapids to Rochester 168.3 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Minneapolis, shuttle  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Minneapolis (MSP) CID - MSP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Terminal 2 MSP to 2nd Street Rochester

$183 - $459

Fly to Rochester  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Rochester (RST) CID - RST

$238 - $1,312

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The cheapest way to get from Cedar Rapids to Rochester is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cedar Rapids to Rochester is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cedar Rapids to Rochester. However, there are services departing from Gtc and arriving at Rochester, MN via Cedar Rapids,IA, Ames, IA and MSP Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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The distance between Cedar Rapids and Rochester is 146 miles. The road distance is 168.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cedar Rapids to Rochester without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 9 h 35 min and costs $60 - $130.

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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Cedar Rapids to Rochester, including transfers.

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Cedar Rapids to Rochester 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 Rochester is to bus which takes 11 h 50 min and costs $100 - $150. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $1,400 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Cedar Rapids to Rochester bus services, operated by Go Carefree Shuttle, arrive at Rochester, MN station.

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Map of how to get from Cedar Rapids to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 146.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Cedar Rapids to Rochester via Cedar Rapids,IA, Ames, IA, Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN, and MSP Airport in around 11 h 50 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Cedar Rapids to Rochester hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Shuttle from Albert Lea. MN to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Go Carefree Shuttle
Website
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Bus from MSP Airport to Rochester, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
gocarefreeshuttle.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Terminal 2 MSP to 2nd Street Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cedar Rapids to Rochester is 168 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Cedar Rapids to Rochester.

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Delta offers flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Rochester. Prices start at $72 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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