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

Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

More details

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.

More details

Des Moines to Grinnell bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Chicago station.

More details

Map of how to get from Des Moines to Grinnell.
Launch map view
  • 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 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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Florence to Rome, Getting around the Cyclades and How to get from Gatwick Airport into central London - to help you get the most out of your next trip.