Grinnell to Des Moines bus

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Grinnell - Des Moines Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Grinnell to Des Moines. Traveling by bus from Grinnell to Des Moines usually takes around one hour and 10 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance47 mi (75 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price$31.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

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What bus companies travel from Grinnell to Des Moines?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Grinnell to Des Moines. 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 Trailways11h 10m$31.00
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Grinnell to Des Moines from $31. Typically there is one Burlington Trailways schedule per day from Grinnell to Des Moines and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Des Moines. In Grinnell, Burlington Trailways departs to Des Moines from Grinnell College . In Des Moines, Burlington Trailways arrives at Des Moines .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Grinnell to Des Moines takes 1 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Des Moines.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 10 minutes to cover the 47 miles from Grinnell to Des Moines. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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 Grinnell to Des Moines 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 Grinnell to Des Moines. It leaves the station in Grinnell at 10:00pm 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 Grinnell to Des Moines. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Des Moines

Des Moines, IA, US - DSM-0

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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 Grinnell?

Main departure station: Grinnell College

Most buses depart from the main station in Grinnell.

All bus stations in Grinnell:

  • Grinnell College

Where does the bus arrive in Des Moines?

Main arrival station: Des Moines

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

All bus stations in Des Moines:

  • Des Moines

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