There are 10 ways to get from New York to Iowa City by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Newark to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Cedar Rapids (CID) EWR - CID

$199 - $484

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  23 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il 4425
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$110 - $269

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Fly New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Cedar Rapids (CID) LGA - CID

$207 - $945

Fly Newark to Moline, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Moline (MLI) EWR - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$138 - $451

Fly New York La Guardia to Des Moines, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Des Moines (DSM) LGA - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$198 - $418

Bus D&J Bus  •  20 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$113 - $135

Train, bus  •  24 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$156 - $433

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  26 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  4. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$214 - $538

Drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Drive from New York to Iowa City 1002.1 miles

$95 - $150

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from New York to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa via Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station, North Riverside Park Mall and Oakbrook. IL - Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 31 min.

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The distance between New York and Iowa City is 918 miles. The road distance is 1002.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from New York to Iowa City, including transfers.

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New York to Iowa City bus services, operated by D&J Bus, depart from New York station.

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The best way to get from New York to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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New York to Iowa City bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa station.

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Iowa City is 1 h behind New York. It is currently 5:48 PM in New York and 4:48 PM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between New York to Iowa City is 1002 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 23 min to drive from New York to Iowa City.

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Map of how to get from New York to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 917.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from New York to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Iowa City via Chicago, IL, Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station, North Riverside Mall, North Riverside Park Mall, Oak Brook Center / Macy's, and Oakbrook. IL - Mall in around 20 h 31 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newark to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Newark to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Book at
busline.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg to Davenport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Newark Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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