There are 6 ways to get from Denver 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  •  5 h 11 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

4 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 45 min

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

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Des Moines (DSM) DEN - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$222 - $507

Train, bus  •  16 h 45 min

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

$156 - $370

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  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 12 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Iowa City is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs $130 - $550.

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The distance between Denver and Iowa City is 1153 km. The road distance is 1261 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Denver to Iowa City, including transfers.

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

United Airlines and Frontier Airlines fly from Denver to Iowa City 3 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 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Denver to Moline
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Denver to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Denver to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Denver to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Denver to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Denver to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
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
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
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

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