There are 3 ways to get from Des Moines to Grinnell by bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA 1201

$25 - $40

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Des Moines to Grinnell 53.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Grinnell 53.7 miles

$5 - $8

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Grinnell, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines to Grinnell once a week. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Other operators
Taxi from Des Moines to Grinnell
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Capitol Cab
Phone
+1 515-243-1111
Freedom Taxicab
Phone
+1 515-289-9800
Website
cabmobile.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Des Moines to Grinnell?

The distance between Des Moines and Grinnell is 75 km. The road distance is 86 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Grinnell?

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Grinnell is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 56 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Des Moines to Grinnell?

The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Grinnell is to taxi which takes 56 min and costs $120 - $150.

Is there a direct bus between Des Moines and Grinnell?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Grinenell, IA. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Des Moines to Grinnell?

The bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs once a week.