There are 5 ways to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Covington  •  5 h 56 min

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

$254 - $1,233

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Bus Megabus  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati

$55 - $102

3 alternative options

Fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 37 min

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

$268 - $1,187

Bus Greyhound USA  •  15 h 9 min

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

$79 - $171

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 drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati is to fly which costs $250 - $1,300 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at University of Cincinnati via Chicago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 32 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 11 h 32 min and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati is to fly which takes 5 h 56 min and costs $250 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $110 and takes 11 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Covington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 11 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: 5 h 56 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Iowa City to Cincinnati hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Cincinnati via Chicago, IL and Chicago in around 11 h 32 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Chicago, Il to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
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 Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Cincinnati is 1 h ahead of Iowa City. It is currently 4:37 PM in Iowa City and 5:37 PM 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, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Covington Airport.

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The nearest airport to Cincinnati is Cincinnati (LUK) Airport which is 5 miles away. Other nearby airports include Covington (CVG) (9.4 miles), Dayton (DAY) (55.9 miles), Indianapolis (IND) (104.1 miles) and Columbus (CMH) (106.3 miles).

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There are 164+ hotels available in Cincinnati. Prices start at $67 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 $22 - $35.

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