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Recommended option

Fly Boston to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Cedar Rapids (CID) BOS - CID

$194 - $891

Cheapest option

Fly Boston to Chicago Midway, bus  •  10 h 22 min

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

$121 - $455

7 alternative options

Fly Boston to Moline, bus  •  8 h 3 min

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

Train to Providence, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) PVD - CID

$285 - $1,145

Fly Boston to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Dubuque (DBQ) BOS - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$284 - $1,036

Train, bus  •  27 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$163 - $454

Bus  •  29 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$130 - $339

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  29 h 44 min

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

$221 - $559

Drive  •  19 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Iowa City 1204.8 miles

$110 - $170

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Boston to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Iowa City via New York, Ny, Chicago Amtrak, Il, Clinton & Madison, Harrison & Jefferson, and Chicago, IL in around 29 h 27 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Boston to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Boston to Moline via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via New York JFK, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Boston to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Boston to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from Boston to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Chicago Midway via Toronto Island
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Punta Gorda
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 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 Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
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 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Boston and Iowa City is 1689 km. The road distance is 1928 km.

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Iowa City is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Boston to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 42 min and costs $190 - $900.

No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Iowa City, IA via New York, Ny, Clinton & Madison and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 42 min to get from Boston to Iowa City, including transfers.