There are 6 ways to get from Iowa City to Denver 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 Cedar Rapids to Denver  •  4 h 38 min

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

$181 - $740

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO 1401

$122 - $174

4 alternative options

Bus to Moline, fly to Denver  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Denver (DEN) MLI - DEN

$193 - $871

Fly Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Colorado Springs (COS) CID - COS
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO

$412 - $1,698

Bus, train  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
  2. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak

$150 - $370

Drive  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Denver 788.8 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Denver is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Denver is to fly which costs $180 - $750 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Denver is 721 miles. The road distance is 788.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Iowa City to Denver, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Denver. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Denver, CO via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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

United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Delta fly from Iowa City to Denver every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Denver via Des Moines, IA in around 17 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Moline to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Moline to Denver via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Moline to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
Once 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
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
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

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