There are 9 ways to get from Buffalo 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Cedar Rapids (CID) BUF - CID

$186 - $901

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago Amtrak, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$93 - $224

7 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 22 min

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

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  10 h 40 min

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

$276 - $1,046

Fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 14 min

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

$163 - $485

Train, bus  •  17 h 26 min

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

$121 - $333

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Depew 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

$179 - $438

Train, bus Greyhound Canada  •  22 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville

$106 - $236

Drive  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Iowa City 744.2 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Iowa City is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Iowa City is to fly which costs $180 - $900 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Iowa City is 656 miles. The road distance is 744.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Buffalo to Iowa City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, Ny and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Cleveland, Oh, Clinton & Madison and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 11 min.

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Buffalo to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buffalo to Iowa City via Cleveland, Oh, Chicago Amtrak, Il, Clinton & Madison, Harrison & Jefferson, and Chicago, IL in around 18 h 11 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Moline via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
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
Estimated price
$29
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $100
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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