There are 7 ways to get from Minneapolis to Grinnell by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA 1201

$76 - $109

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Bus via Mall of America - Bloomington, MN  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Des Moines, IA 201
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA 1201

$72 - $113

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Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Grinnell 277.6 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Des Moines (DSM) MSP - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA

$230 - $366

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  6 h 27 min

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

$200 - $488

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Moline (MLI) MSP - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Grinenell, IA

$190 - $933

Fly to Mason City, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Mason City (MCW) MSP - MCW
  2. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA

$91 - $148

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Grinnell. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Grinenell, IA via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Grinnell is 227 miles. The road distance is 277.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Grinnell without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Minneapolis to Grinnell, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Grinnell bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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

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Minneapolis to Grinnell bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Grinenell, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Grinnell is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Minneapolis to Grinnell.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Grinnell.
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  • Distance: 226.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Minneapolis to Grinnell via Des Moines, IA in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
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
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 Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Grinenell, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com

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