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There are 2 ways to get from South Dakota to Iowa by bus or car

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Bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Des Moines, IA 1202 / ...

$74 - $114

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Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Des Moines 286.8 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from South Dakota to Iowa is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Dakota to Iowa is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Dakota to Iowa. However, there are services departing from Lewis/5th SE corner and arriving at Des Moines, IA via The Bus Stop, Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 12 min.

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The distance between South Dakota and Iowa is 403 miles. The road distance is 286.8 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Iowa without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 12 min and costs $70 - $120.

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from South Dakota to Iowa, including transfers.

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South Dakota to Iowa bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Sioux Falls, SD station.

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South Dakota to Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Des Moines, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Iowa is 287 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to drive from South Dakota to Iowa.

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There are two+ hotels available in Iowa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Iowa.
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  • Distance: 403 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 min

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Iowa, USA?

You can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via The Bus Stop, Maple/Career NE corner, Sioux Falls, SD, and Omaha, NE in around 9 h 12 min.

Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways

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