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There are 3 ways to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID) by bus, shuttle, taxi or car

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Bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia Btw1486

$85 - $112

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Shuttle, taxi, bus, line 11 bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Des Moines International Airport, IA to Ankeny, IA
  2. Take a taxi from Ankeny, IA to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
  4. Take the bus from Coralville Intermodal Facility to GTC Bay 9
  5. Take the line 11 bus from GTC Bay 11 to Airport Terminal 11

$67 - $83

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Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID) 129.5 miles

$12 - $19

Des Moines Airport (DSM) → Cedar Rapids Airport (CID)
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The cost-effective way to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID) is to drive, which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID) is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 12m.

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The distance between Des Moines Airport (DSM) and Cedar Rapids Airport (CID) is 104 miles. The road distance is 129.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID) without a car is to bus which takes 6h 32m and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID), including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID) is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to Cedar Rapids Airport (CID).

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  • Distance: 104.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 32m

What companies run services between Des Moines Airport (DSM), USA and Cedar Rapids Airport (CID), USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Executive Express
Website
executiveexpress.biz
Shuttle from Des Moines International Airport, IA to Ankeny, IA
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
executiveexpress.biz
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
380Express
Phone
+1-319-362-0375
Website
380express.com
Bus from Coralville Intermodal Facility to GTC Bay 9
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
380express.com
Cedar Rapids Transit
Other operators
Taxi from Ankeny, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Freedom Taxicab
Phone
+1 515-289-9800
Capitol Cab
Phone
+1 515-243-1111

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