Travel from Iowa-City to Cincinnati

Bus or fly from Iowa City to Cincinnati?

American Airlines, United Airlines and 3 other airlines fly from Iowa City to Cincinnati hourly. Alternatively, Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Iowa City to Cincinnati hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Iowa City to Cincinnati

From Iowa City, IA line 1490 bus to Cedar Rapids airport, fly to Covington airport, bus to Covington Transit Center, line 25 bus to Government Square Area H, then bus to Cincinnati. 6 h 48 min $683. From Iowa City, IA line 1490 bus to Cedar Rapids airport, fly to Dayton airport, taxi to Dayton Trotwood, OH, bus to Gilbert Ave & Court St, then line 11 bus to Cincinnati. 7 h 45 min $679. From Iowa City, IA bus to Chicago, IL, walk to Chicago, Megabus to Jefferson Ave & University Ave, then bus to Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave. 11 h 34 min $76. From Iowa City, IA bus to Davenport, IA, bus to Indianapolis, IN, bus to Jefferson Ave & University Ave, then bus to Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave. 13 h 42 min $143. From Iowa City - Coralville bus to Chicago, IL, walk to Chicago, IL, bus to Dayton Trotwood, OH, bus to Cincinnati, OH, walk to Main St & Court St, then bus to Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave. 15 h 34 min $122. From Iowa City, IA bus to Davenport, IA, bus to Galesburg Amtrak, train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, train to Indianapolis Amtrak, walk to Indianapolis, IN, bus to Jefferson Ave & University Ave, then bus to Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave. 16 h 43 min $211. From Iowa City drive to Cincinnati. 7 h 50 min $56.

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 Montgomery Rd & Mills Ave via Chicago and Jefferson Ave & University Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.
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    Iowa City to Cincinnati:

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      1 Fly to Covington
      • One-Way approx: USD $257 - $1,238
      • Duration: 6 h 48 min
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      2 Fly to Dayton, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $269 - $1,191
      • Duration: 7 h 45 min
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      3 Bus, Megabus
      • One-Way approx: USD $56 - $105
      • Duration: 11 h 34 min
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      4 Bus Burlington Trailways
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      • Duration: 13 h 42 min
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      5 Bus Hoosier Ride
      • One-Way approx: USD $87 - $149
      • Duration: 15 h 34 min
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      • Duration: 16 h 43 min
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