There are 5 ways to get from Minneapolis to Iowa City by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MSP - CID

$174 - $448

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Bus via Mall of America - Bloomington, MN  •  8 h 46 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 Iowa City, IA 1202 / ...

$77 - $118

3 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  4 h 36 min

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

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA 1202 / ...

$81 - $114

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Iowa City 305.9 miles

$30 - $45

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Iowa City is 247 miles. The road distance is 305.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Minneapolis to Iowa City, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Iowa City is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Iowa City is 306 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Minneapolis to Iowa City.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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  • Distance: 246.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Delta flies from Minneapolis to Iowa City 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Iowa City via Des Moines, IA in around 8 h 10 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
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
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
Book at
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
Burlington Trailways

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs .

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