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Des Moines - Cedar Rapids Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. Traveling by bus from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids usually takes around 3 hours and 25 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance103 mi (167 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price$64.57
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
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How much is a bus ticket from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids?

$64.57 is the average price of a bus ticket from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. Any tickets cheaper than $64.57 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $58. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $69, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. Burlington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways13h 26m$81.71
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids from $65. There are 1 Burlington Trailways schedules from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Cedar Rapids. In Des Moines, Burlington Trailways departs to Cedar Rapids from Des Moines and no other station. In Cedar Rapids, Burlington Trailways arrives at Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID) and no other station.

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids takes 3 hours and 26 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Cedar Rapids in 3 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cedar Rapids.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 167 kilometers from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one bus per day from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. It leaves the station in Des Moines at 8:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Des Moines

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Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa and the most populous city in the state. It has been named the third-largest insurance capital in the world because of its relevance in the US insurance industry. Des Moines is home to historic landmarks, especially in the East Village area. These include the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building. Art lovers can visit the Des Moines Art Center, which has notable contemporary collections, and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, a pedestrian space with public attractions. Des Moines also has spots for outdoor adventures, like the Blank Park Zoo, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Living History Farms.

Des Moines offers diverse places for entertainment, like the Praire Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel, and the Salisbury House & Gardens, a concert venue in a 1920s manor. In the heart of the city is Downtown Des Moines, which has different attractions and entertainment venues, festivals and concerts, shopping spots, sports teams, restaurants, bars, and breweries.

It's very easy to access Des Moines when you're traveling by bus. Over a hundred neighboring cities offer bus lines to the city, powered by companies like Jefferson Lines, Tornado Bus, Burlington Trailways, and El Expreso Bus. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority also provides bus routes throughout the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Des Moines?

Main departure station: Des Moines

Most buses depart from the main station in Des Moines.

All bus stations in Des Moines:

  • Des Moines

Where does the bus arrive in Cedar Rapids?

Main arrival station: Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID)

All buses from Des Moines arrive at one main station in Cedar Rapids.

Bus stations in Cedar Rapids:

  • Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID)

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