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There are 7 ways to get from Boston 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 Boston to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 47 min

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

$194 - $895

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Train, bus  •  27 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA

$182 - $489

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Fly Boston to Moline, bus  •  8 h 14 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  •  9 h 13 min

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

$238 - $1,001

Fly Boston to Dubuque, bus  •  12 h 6 min

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

$284 - $1,040

Bus  •  28 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville

Drive  •  19 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Iowa City 1204.8 miles

$110 - $170

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

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Iowa City is to fly which costs $190 - $900 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Iowa City - Coralville via New York, Ny and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 42 min.

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The distance between Boston and Iowa City is 1056 miles. The road distance is 1204.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Iowa City without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 9 min and costs $180 - $490.

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to get from Boston to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Boston to Iowa City bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 47 min and costs $190 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Boston to Iowa City bus services, operated by Windstar, arrive at Iowa City - Coralville station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 1055.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Boston to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Iowa City via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Chicago, Il, and Chicago, IL in around 28 h 42 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Boston to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Boston to Moline via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Boston to Moline via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 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 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Boston to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Boston to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from Boston to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
MBTA
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
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
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 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 to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210

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Iowa City is 1 h behind Boston. It is currently 11:44 PM in Boston and 10:44 PM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Iowa City is 1205 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 44 min to drive from Boston to Iowa City.

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

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There are 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $10.

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