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There are 9 ways to get from California to Iowa City by plane, train, bus 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 from Los Angeles  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cedar Rapids (CID) LAX - CID

$215 - $633

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Fly from San Diego  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Cedar Rapids (CID) SAN - CID

$178 - $676

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Fly from Sacramento  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Cedar Rapids (CID) SMF - CID

$258 - $1,126

Fly from Fresno  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Cedar Rapids (CID) FAT - CID

$248 - $373

Fly from San Jose  •  8h 29m

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Cedar Rapids (CID) SJC - CID

$230 - $980

Fly from Santa Ana  •  10h 9m

  1. Fly from Santa Ana (SNA) to Cedar Rapids (CID) SNA - CID

$248 - $950

Train, bus  •  44h 3m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$229 - $320

Bus  •  45h 1m

  1. Take the bus from El Monte, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE 502
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Iowa City, IA

$236 - $340

Drive  •  28h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Iowa City 1824.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from California to Iowa City is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 28h.

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The quickest way to get from California to Iowa City is to fly which costs $210 - $650 and takes 6h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from California station to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from El Monte Busway / Alameda - Union Station and arriving at Iowa City, IA via El Monte, Ca, Kansas City, MO and Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 1m.

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The distance between California and Iowa City is 1500 miles. The road distance is 1824.5 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Iowa City without a car is to train and bus which takes 44h 3m and costs $220 - $320.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from California to Iowa City, including transfers.

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California to Iowa City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte, Ca station.

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The best way to get from California to Iowa City is to fly which takes 6h 56m and costs $210 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $340 and takes 45h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 33m.

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California 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 California to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 1499.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 56m

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

Allegiant Air, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Iowa City via El Monte Station - Upper Level, El Monte, Ca, Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, and Omaha, NE in around 45h 1m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Phoenix, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Santa Ana to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $700
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $700
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $700
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $700
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via San Francisco, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $700
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Ana to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Santa Ana to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Sacramento to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Fresno to Cedar Rapids via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Jose to Cedar Rapids via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Santa Ana to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Santa Ana to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Santa Ana to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 Los Angeles Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
39h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Premium
$490 - $700
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Seat
$430 - $650
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from El Monte, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
34h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $220
Flexible
$230 - $330
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Iowa City is 2h ahead of California. It is currently 2:29 AM in California and 4:29 AM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between California to Iowa City is 1825 miles. It takes approximately 28h to drive from California to Iowa City.

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Allegiant Air, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $8 - $11.

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