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There are 7 ways to get from Iowa City to Colorado Springs by plane, shuttle, 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.

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Fly Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Colorado Springs (COS) CID - COS

$386 - $1,663

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Bus  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Atlantic, IA
  2. Take the bus from Atlantic, IA to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co

$127 - $198

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Fly Cedar Rapids to Denver, shuttle  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Denver (DEN) CID - DEN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs, CO - The Antlers Hotel

$206 - $783

Fly Cedar Rapids to Pueblo, bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Pueblo (PUB) CID - PUB
  2. Take the bus from Pueblo, Co to Colorado Springs, Co

$553 - $2,479

Bus to Moline, fly to Denver, shuttle  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Denver (DEN) MLI - DEN
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs, CO - The Antlers Hotel

$224 - $922

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound  •  19h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IA
  2. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Colorado Springs, CO

Drive  •  13h 5m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Colorado Springs 859.9 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Colorado Springs is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 13h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Colorado Springs is to fly which costs $380 - $1,700 and takes 6h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Colorado Springs. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Colorado Springs, Co via Atlantic, IA and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 30m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Colorado Springs is 731 miles. The road distance is 859.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Colorado Springs without a car is to bus which takes 19h 30m and costs $120 - $200.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Iowa City to Colorado Springs, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs is to fly which takes 6h 14m and costs $380 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $200 and takes 19h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Colorado Springs Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 14m and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Colorado Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Colorado Springs, Co station.

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  • Distance: 731 miles
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Colorado Springs, CO, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Iowa City to Colorado Springs hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Colorado Springs via Atlantic, IA, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 19h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Pueblo via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Pueblo via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,600
Flights from Moline to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Moline to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Moline to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Moline to Denver via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Moline to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
Colorado Springs Shuttle
Website
coloradoshuttle.com
Shuttle from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs, CO - The Antlers Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
coloradoshuttle.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 Pueblo, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Atlantic, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Atlantic, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IA
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Union Station Amtrak to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Colorado Springs is 1h behind Iowa City. It is currently 1:51 PM in Iowa City and 12:51 PM in Colorado Springs.

Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Colorado Springs is 860 miles. It takes approximately 13h 5m to drive from Iowa City to Colorado Springs.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Colorado Springs Airport.

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There are 199+ hotels available in Colorado Springs. Prices start at $63 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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