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

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Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinnell, IA- Rosenfield Center 1202

$20 - $28

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

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

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

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

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The distance between Des Moines and Grinnell is 47 miles. The road distance is 53.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Grinnell without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 25 min and costs $20 - $28.

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The bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinnell, IA- Rosenfield Center takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Des Moines to Grinnell bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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Des Moines to Grinnell bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Grinnell, IA- Rosenfield Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Grinnell is 54 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Des Moines to Grinnell.

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There are four+ hotels available in Grinnell. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 47.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Des Moines to Grinnell once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinnell, IA- Rosenfield Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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

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