There are 7 ways to get from Detroit 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 12 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Cedar Rapids (CID) DTW - CID

$184 - $387

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$55 - $133

5 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 27 min

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

Train, bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$78 - $193

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit 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

$136 - $298

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$80 - $172

Drive  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Iowa City 489.8 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Iowa City is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Iowa City is to fly which costs $180 - $390 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Iowa City is 440 miles. The road distance is 489.8 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Detroit, MI and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Detroit to Iowa City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Iowa City via Chicago, IL in around 11 h 16 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from Detroit to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $480
Flights from Detroit to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Detroit to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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
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 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 Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
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 Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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