There are 4 ways to get from Denver to Iowa City by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Cedar Rapids (CID) DEN - CID

$131 - $534

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Des Moines, IA 1401
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$120 - $171

2 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 48 min

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

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Iowa City 788.1 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Denver to Iowa City is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Iowa City is to fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denver to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Denver, CO and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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The distance between Denver and Iowa City is 721 miles. The road distance is 788.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Denver to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 20 min and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Denver to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Denver to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Denver, CO station.

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The best way to get from Denver to Iowa City is to fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs $130 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 17 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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Denver 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 Denver to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 720.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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

United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Delta fly from Denver to Iowa City 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Denver to Iowa City via Des Moines, IA in around 17 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Denver to Moline
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Denver to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Denver to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Denver to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Denver to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
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 Denver, CO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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