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There are 7 ways to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Covington  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Covington (CVG) CID - CVG

$248 - $1,225

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati

$28 - $40

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Fly to Dayton, bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Dayton (DAY) CID - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$262 - $1,179

Fly to Lexington, bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Lexington (LEX) CID - LEX
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh

$328 - $1,493

Bus via Iowa City, IA  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati

$68 - $97

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 510ia / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Cincinnati, Oh 4511

$53 - $116

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Cincinnati 471 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati is to bus which costs $28 - $40 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati is to fly which costs $240 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from Iowa City - Coralville and arriving at University of Cincinnati via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Cincinnati is 411 miles. The road distance is 471 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs $28 - $40.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Iowa City - Coralville station.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati is to fly which takes 6 h 1 min and costs $240 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $40 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Covington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 16 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at University of Cincinnati station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati.
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  • Distance: 410.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Cincinnati, OH, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Iowa City to Cincinnati hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Cincinnati via Chicago in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Bus operators
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 Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Lexington, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com

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Cincinnati is 1 h ahead of Iowa City. It is currently 12:52 AM in Iowa City and 1:52 AM in Cincinnati.

Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Cincinnati is 471 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to drive from Iowa City to Cincinnati.

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

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There are 194+ hotels available in Cincinnati. Prices start at $69 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 40 min and costs $16 - $23.

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