There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Albert Lea, MN 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Dudley's Corner, IA 803
  3. Take a taxi from Dudley's Corner, IA to Cedar Falls

$186 - $234

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Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Ames, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA 1485

$101 - $142

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Bus, taxi via Burnsville, MN  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Albert Lea, MN 701 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Dudley's Corner, IA 803
  3. Take a taxi from Dudley's Corner, IA to Cedar Falls

$184 - $237

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls 218.3 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MSP - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Waterloo, IA

$199 - $478

Fly to Mason City, bus, taxi  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Mason City (MCW) MSP - MCW
  2. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Dudley's Corner, IA
  3. Take a taxi from Dudley's Corner, IA to Cedar Falls

$191 - $254

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Cedar Falls is 175 miles. The road distance is 218.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 5 h 28 min and costs $180 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Cedar Falls is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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The nearest airport to Cedar Falls is Waterloo (ALO) Airport which is 3 miles away. Other nearby airports include Cedar Rapids (CID) (58.7 miles), Des Moines (DSM) (92.9 miles), Rochester (RST) (96.1 miles) and Moline (MLI) (124.9 miles).

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There are 28+ hotels available in Cedar Falls. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls.
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  • Distance: 175.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Cedar Falls, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Minneapolis to Cedar Falls via Ames, IA and Waterloo, IA in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Mason City
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Dudley's Corner, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Dudley's Corner, IA
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dudley's Corner, IA to Cedar Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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