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There are 7 ways to get from Iowa City to Birmingham by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Cedar Rapids to Birmingham  •  6h 53m

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

$308 - $1,525

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Bus, train, night bus  •  20h 12m

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

$78 - $172

5 alternative options

Bus to Moline, fly to Birmingham  •  7h 5m

  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  •  7h 47m

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

$199 - $506

Bus via Memphis, TN  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to St Louis, MO
  2. Take the bus from St. Louis to Memphis, TN
  3. Take the bus from Memphis, TN to Birmingham, AL

$99 - $173

Bus Greyhound USA  •  21h 57m

  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 / ...

$105 - $240

Drive  •  13h 3m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Birmingham 763.5 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Birmingham is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 13h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Birmingham is to fly which costs $300 - $1,600 and takes 6h 53m.

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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 St. Louis and Memphis, TN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 40m.

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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 20h 12m and costs $75 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m 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 6h 53m and costs $300 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $180 and takes 20h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 2m and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Birmingham bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Birmingham, AL station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 622.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

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

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Iowa City to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Birmingham via St Louis, MO, St. Louis, and Memphis, TN in around 20h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
Flights from Moline to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
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 Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
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
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Night bus from Carbondale to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from St. Louis to Memphis, TN
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Memphis, TN to Birmingham, AL
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
megabus.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Birmingham is 763 miles. It takes approximately 13h 3m 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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There are 107+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids Airport is to line 1490 bus which takes 40m and costs $16 - $23.

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