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There are 8 ways to get from Arizona to Iowa City by plane, shuttle, 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 Phoenix to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Cedar Rapids (CID) PHX - CID

$194 - $327

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Fly Phoenix esa Gateway to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix esa Gateway (AZA) to Cedar Rapids (CID) AZA - CID

$136 - $542

6 alternative options

Bus to Las Vegas, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Laughlin, NV to Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV
  2. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Cedar Rapids (CID) LAS - CID

$251 - $677

Fly Phoenix esa Gateway to Moline, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix esa Gateway (AZA) to Moline (MLI) AZA - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Fly Phoenix to Des Moines, bus  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Des Moines (DSM) PHX - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  39 h 33 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ
  2. Take the train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Galesburg, IL to Davenport, IA
  4. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

Bus  •  42 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to St Louis Lambert Fld 1342 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Iowa City, IA 1490

$185 - $449

Drive  •  25 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Iowa City 1673.6 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Arizona to Iowa City is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 25 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arizona to Iowa City is to fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arizona to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Phoenix, Az and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 30 min.

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The distance between Arizona and Iowa City is 1213 miles. The road distance is 1673.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Arizona to Iowa City without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and train and bus which takes 39 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Arizona to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Arizona to Iowa City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Phoenix, Az station.

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The best way to get from Arizona to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 51 min and costs $190 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $450 and takes 42 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Phoenix Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 24 min and has one stopover.

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Arizona to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Map of how to get from Arizona to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 1213.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 min

What companies run services between Arizona, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Phoenix to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phoenix to Iowa City via St Louis Lambert Fld and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in around 42 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Las Vegas to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Las Vegas to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Flights from Phoenix to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Las Vegas to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Phoenix to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Las Vegas to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Des Moines via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Phoenix esa Gateway to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Las Vegas to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Phoenix esa Gateway to Moline
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Phoenix to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $430
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Flagstaff Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
29 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$340 - $490
Business Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Room
$700 - $1,100
Bus operators
Aloha Airport Express
Website
azaloha.com
Shuttle from Laughlin, NV to Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
azaloha.com
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
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg to Davenport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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 Phoenix, Az to St Louis Lambert Fld
Ave. Duration
33 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $230
Flexible
$270 - $350

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Iowa City is 1 h ahead of Arizona. It is currently 4:43 PM in Arizona and 5:43 PM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between Arizona to Iowa City is 1674 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 38 min to drive from Arizona to Iowa City.

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

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There are 36+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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