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

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Fly to Colorado Springs  •  6 h 10 min

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

$392 - $1,671

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Bus  •  19 h 6 min

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

$135 - $204

3 alternative options

Fly to Pueblo, bus  •  7 h 20 min

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

$359 - $1,487

Fly to Denver  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Denver (DEN) CID - DEN

$212 - $791

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  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 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Colorado Springs is to fly which costs $390 - $1,700 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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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 Des Moines, IA and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 6 min.

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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 19 h 6 min and costs $130 - $210.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min 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 6 h 10 min and costs $390 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $210 and takes 19 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Colorado Springs Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 43 min 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: 6 h 10 min

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 Des Moines, IA, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 19 h 6 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare, Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Pueblo via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Pueblo via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 Pueblo, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Colorado Springs is 1 h behind Iowa City. It is currently 8:21 AM in Iowa City and 7:21 AM in Colorado Springs.

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

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

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There are 162+ hotels available in Colorado Springs. Prices start at $83 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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