There are 8 ways to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati 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 Covington  •  6 h 2 min

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

$254 - $1,233

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  10 h 57 min

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

$55 - $102

6 alternative options

Fly to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 41 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

Fly to Lexington, bus  •  9 h 27 min

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

$308 - $1,468

Bus  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati

$93 - $151

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

Bus, train  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
  5. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati

$138 - $288

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Cincinnati 471 miles

$45 - $70

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 10 h 57 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Lexington, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Bus from Davenport, IA to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Iowa City to Cincinnati?

The distance between Iowa City and Cincinnati is 657 km. The road distance is 754 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati?

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati?

The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati is to fly which takes 6 h 2 min and costs $250 - $1,300.

Is there a direct bus between Iowa City and Cincinnati?

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 10 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati?

It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati, including transfers.