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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. 1205 / ...

$32 - $47

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. 121.5 miles

$11 - $18

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 every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Bus operators
Burlington Trailways

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Des Moines Airport (DSM) and University of Iowa is 176 km. The road distance is 194 km.

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa is to drive which takes 2 h 4 min and costs $11 - $18.

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 41 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Des Moines Airport (DSM) to University of Iowa, including transfers.