There are 8 ways to get from Iowa City to Birmingham by plane, bus, train, night 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 Cedar Rapids to Birmingham  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Birmingham (BHM) CID - BHM

$314 - $1,533

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Bus, train, night bus  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak
  3. Take the night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
  4. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al

$103 - $232

6 alternative options

Bus to Moline, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 48 min

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

$205 - $985

Fly Cedar Rapids to Atlanta, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Atlanta (ATL) CID - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$205 - $514

Bus to Moline, fly to Atlanta, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Atlanta (ATL) MLI - ATL
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$175 - $812

Bus via Civic Center Transit Center  •  21 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to St Louis, MO 1490
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Birmingham, Al 1163 / ...

$110 - $240

Bus  •  26 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Birmingham, Al 1163

$109 - $275

Drive  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Birmingham 763.5 miles

$75 - $110

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Civic Center Transit Center and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 27 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Birmingham is 623 miles. The road distance is 763.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Birmingham without a car is to bus and train and night bus which takes 20 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Iowa City to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Birmingham bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Iowa City, IA station.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Birmingham is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Birmingham is 763 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 3 min to drive from Iowa City to Birmingham.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 622.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Iowa City to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Birmingham via St Louis, MO, Civic Center Transit Center, Cass @ 20Th Street Wb, and St Louis, Mo in around 21 h 27 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Moline to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Moline to Atlanta via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Moline to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Moline to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $50
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.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 Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Chicago, Il to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to St Louis, MO
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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