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Iowa Transportation

  • Megabus

    Megabus serves two destinations in Iowa: Iowa City and Des Moines. I took the Megabus from Iowa City back to Chicago, a journey of just over 4 hours.Buses on this route are double-decker, with reclining seats, 'restroom' and free wifi (I didn't try it, but there were plenty of people who were surfing as they rode).Megabus fares work like Amtrak and...

  • You'll probably need a car.

    Although there are bus services and a few trains, US public transport ('mass transit') is simply not as extensive as services in Europe. So if you want to explore Iowa you really do need a car of your own. I found driving very easy indeed, with rural roads wide (in UK terms) and generally straight. Driving behaviour seemed as courteous as I would...

  • Megabus from Des Moines to Chicago

    There is a company called megabus that you can take from downtown Des Moines to Chicago that is reasonably priced and a bit better quality than the Greyhound bus. I have family in Chicago that take the megabus all the time back to Des Moines for visits.

  • To 80 or Not to 80

    Interstate 80 runs right through the middle of Iowa and has several lanes in each direction so it looks as though it would be a quick, easy way to get where you need to go. Most of the time, that's true but, a lot of the time it isn't.80 has A LOT of truck traffic for exactly the reasons I mention above. In addition to all the trucks, you mix in a...

  • Getting to Iowa

    There are several ways to get to Iowa - Cedar Rapids and Des Moines have the biggest airports and, with Interstate 80 running through the middle of the state, driving is certainly an option as well.However, the focus of this tip is the train. Amtrak goes through Iowa. One route (Chicago to Oakland, CA) stops in Ottumwa, Mt. Pleasant and Burlington....

  • Driving is The Most Appropriate for Iowa

    The very best form of travel in the state of Iowa is certainly an automobile. There are so many small, out-of-the-way towns to discover, and the only way to accomplish that is to drive.Jill and I realized when we began our 8-day tour that it would be far more expensive than our annual trips have been in the past. We had to pay between $3.29 and...

  • Drive

    Dfaniately Drive! Traffic isn't bad. In Des Moines in a traffic jam you're looking at about and hour wait.Be careful on county highways. Semi trucks get to hauling and will come up on you fast and might ride your butt because of the hills and the inability to pass.

  • I recommend flying into...

    I recommend flying into Chicago, then renting a car and driving on I-80. You can take this interstate all the way through the state, and most sights are on the way.You need a car! There is little or no public transport!

  • You can fly into the Des...

    You can fly into the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, or Sioux City airports, or take the train into Osceola, though it may be cheaper to fly into Omaha and rent a car if you are coming to the western half of the state.It is a must to have access to a car. Some of the cities have good metro bus systems, but to see the countryside, you will have to drive....

  • We flew into Nebraska this...

    We flew into Nebraska this year, because the ride started at Council Bluffs, Iowa....just across the river. Recommend shipping bikes via UPSThe only way to go.

  • I flew from London to...

    I flew from London to Minneapolis, then drove south into Iowa. There were alternatives - Des Moines was one - but for the area I was going Minneapolis was by far the best choice. From London, the prices aren't extravagant - I think I paid £250 for the flights.DEFINITELY by car, in the area where David lives. Really, you would have to have a car to...

  • The best way to get here I...

    The best way to get here I think is by car, otherwise you will have to rent one (since there really is no other transportation). Airfare is usually expensive in Des Moines anyways.Pratically the only way to get around Iowa is by car. There really is not a lot of transportation.


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