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 must 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.

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 offered every three hours beginning at 10 a.m. The last shuttle at leaves the airport at 10 p.m.
  • If travel delays causes you to miss your requested shuttle, we will work with you to reschedule your transportation.


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

Monday departures

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

Please note: 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.  

The deadline to register for a shuttle and provide your information is the first Friday in May. We will not accept shuttle reservations after that date. 

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 here: Please note that prices vary.


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 is $135 not including tip.

Ride Share

Please review our online ride share board for Grinnellians willing to provide a ride. You will find where they are coming from and when, as well as contact information to reach out to them. Please note, you must be logged in to view the ride share board.