There are 2 ways to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa by bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$32 - $47

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Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa 121.5 miles

$11 - $18

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa. However, there are services departing from Sw 9Th St / Frazier Ave, Dsm and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Platform J and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Des Moines Airport (DSM) and University of Iowa is 110 miles. The road distance is 121.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa, including transfers.

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Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa.

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There are 35+ hotels available in University of Iowa. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa.
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  • Distance: 110.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Des Moines Airport (DSM), USA and University of Iowa, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

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