Airport Shuttle Service

Shuttle service is available for Reunion Weekend attendees who are arriving or departing from the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids airports. Shuttles may be requested as part of the Reunion registration process. If you have already registered, and need to request a shuttle, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 866-850-1846.

Amtrak

Shuttle service is also available for the Ottumwa Amtrak station. Please call our office to make arrangements for an Amtrak shuttle.

The following information pertains to airport shuttles.

All Arrivals

  • You must register for a specific shuttle. Shuttle are approximately every three hours beginning at 10 a.m. The last shuttle leaves the airport at 10:30 p.m.
  • If travel delays cause you to miss your requested shuttle, we will work with you to reschedule your transportation.

Departures

Please note: We strongly recommend you sign up for a departure time at least 2 hours before your flight is scheduled to leave.

Sunday departures

  • Sunday departure times are: 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m.

Important Information about Shuttles

You can register for Reunion (and even pay for a shuttle) without providing your flight information if you have not yet confirmed your plans. You must notify our office once you make your plans and register for the appropriate shuttles for your flights.  

Providing your travel information

If you are unable to provide travel information at the time of your registration, you will be sent an online form after the first Friday in May where you can input your information and register for a specific shuttle. 

Deadline

The deadline to register for a shuttle is the first Friday in May. Any reservations made after that date will be by availability only (for example, if seats become available because someone cancels). A late fee will be assessed. 

Confirmation

You will be contacted by email approximately five days before Reunion to confirm shuttle times and information.

Other Transportation Options

Rental Cars

If you would rather have your own car, Des Moines International Airport hosts several rental car companies.  A full list of rental car options and contact information is available through the Des Moines Airport rental car website. Please note prices vary.

Taxi

You may also choose to take a taxi to Grinnell. Taxis are available outside of Baggage Claim and are on duty 24 hours a day. The approximate cost to take a taxi to Grinnell from Des Moines is $135, not including tip.

Uber/Lift

Using an Uber from the Des Moines International Airport to Grinnell College will cost approximately $90-$120 depending on type of vehicle and amenities. Return trips average $110-$170. 

Ride Share

We encourage people who are driving to campus and have room for extra passengers to register on our online ride share board. Those who need a ride should also register. Check back often to see new posts and connect with others to share rides. 

You must be logged in to view the ride share board. The Rideshare board will prompt you to log-in if you are not already.  If you do not have an account or do not remember your log-in credentials, let us know please use the account creation or reset tools available on the log-in page