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There are 5 ways to get from Denver to Iowa City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5h 11m

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

$125 - $522

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Bus  •  14h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE 1402
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Iowa City, IA 1202

$115 - $220

3 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  5h 48m

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

Train, bus  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
  3. Take the bus from Mount Pleasant, IA to Iowa City

$144 - $351

Drive  •  12h 4m

  1. Drive from Denver to Iowa City 788.1 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Iowa City is to fly which costs $120 - $550 and takes 5h 11m.

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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 Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 55m.

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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 14h 55m and costs $110 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m 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 5h 11m and costs $120 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $220 and takes 14h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 46m.

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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: 5h 11m

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 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Denver to Iowa City via Omaha, NE in around 14h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Denver to Moline
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Denver to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Denver to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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 Denver Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$430 - $600
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mount Pleasant, IA to Iowa City
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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Iowa City is 1h ahead of Denver. It is currently 1:28 AM in Denver and 2:28 AM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Iowa City is 788 miles. It takes approximately 12h 4m to drive from Denver to Iowa City.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Denver Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Denver to Denver Airport is to train which takes 37m and costs $9.

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