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

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4 h 18 min

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

$174 - $448

Cheapest option

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 40 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Iowa City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Iowa City is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $170 - $450.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Iowa City is 395 km. The road distance is 489 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Minneapolis to Iowa City, including transfers.

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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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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 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules 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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways

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