Travel from Iowa City to Minneapolis

Bus
$45
8h 29min
47 lb of CO2
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Flight
$238
4h 16min
385 lb of CO2

Iowa City to Minneapolis Flights

There are 1 airports — CID — that make sense to fly out of from Iowa City and 1 airports — MSP — to access Minneapolis. The best deals are usually found by flying out of CID.

United, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Iowa City to Minneapolis.

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP). United flies from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP) and is the quickest flight to get you from Iowa City to Minneapolis.Out of the 3 total modes of travel to Minneapolis from Iowa City, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$33
4h 25min
50 lb of CO2

Drive from Iowa City to Minneapolis

It's 246 miles between Iowa City to Minneapolis. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 25min and 4h 38min from Iowa City to Minneapolis under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 51min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Minneapolis by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $33.

What is the best way to travel from Iowa City to Minneapolis?

The are 4 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Iowa City to Minneapolis. The fastest way out of Iowa City towards Saint Paul is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Minneapolis area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $44. United operates from Iowa City to Minneapolis, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Iowa City to Minneapolis?

On your trip from Iowa City to Minneapolis, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

What's the cheapest way from Iowa City to Minneapolis?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Iowa City to Minneapolis is by bus. The bus costs $44 roughly and will take 8 hours 20 minutes.

How long does it take from Iowa City to Minneapolis by car?

The total distance between Iowa City and Minneapolis is 246 miles and will take you about 4 hours 25 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $33.

Iowa City to Minneapolis Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $44
Fastest Way Flight — 4h 16min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 47 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, flight and by car
Distance 245 miles
Travel Companies Alaska Airlines, United

Travel companies on this route

Alaska Airlines from Iowa City to Minneapolis
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United from Iowa City to Minneapolis
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