There are 4 ways to get from Mankato to Iowa City by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$70 - $130

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Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Mankato to Iowa City 282.5 miles

$27 - $40

Bus, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MSP - CID

$198 - $482

Bus, fly to Moline  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Moline (MLI) MSP - MLI
  3. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mankato to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Mankato and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Albert Lea, MN and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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The distance between Mankato and Iowa City is 215 miles. The road distance is 282.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Mankato to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Mankato to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Mankato to Iowa City bus services, operated by Land to Air Express, depart from Mankato station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Mankato to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to Iowa City is 283 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Mankato to Iowa City.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Mankato to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 214.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

What companies run services between Mankato, MN, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Mankato to Iowa City via Albert Lea. MN, Albert Lea, MN, and Des Moines, IA in around 8 h 11 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Minneapolis to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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