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There are 6 ways to get from Iowa City to Forest City by bus, shuttle, car, plane or night bus

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Bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA 1203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Clear Lake Jct., IA 802

$116 - $157

5 alternative options

Bus, shuttle  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Des Moines, IA West Bound
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Des Moines International Airport, IA to Forest City

$119 - $121

Bus via Ames, IA  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA 1485
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Clear Lake Jct., IA 802

$124 - $178

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Forest City 198.8 miles

$19 - $29

Bus to Burlington, fly to Mason City  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IA
  2. Fly from Burlington (BRL) to Mason City (MCW) BRL - MCW

$181 - $296

Fly Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis, night bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Minneapolis (MSP) CID - MSP
  2. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Clear Lake Jct., IA

$258 - $561

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Forest City is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Forest City is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 27m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Forest City is 155 miles. The road distance is 198.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Forest City without a car is to bus which takes 5h 45m and costs $110 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Iowa City to Forest City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Burlington Airport to Mason City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Forest City is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Iowa City to Forest City.

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Air Choice One offers flights from Burlington Airport to Mason City Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Forest City. Prices start at $100 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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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Forest City.
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  • Distance: 155.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Forest City via Des Moines, IA and Clear Lake Jct., IA in around 5h 45m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Burlington to Mason City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Clear Lake Jct., IA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Clear Lake Jct., IA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Clear Lake Jct., IA
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Executive Express
Website
executiveexpress.biz
Shuttle from Des Moines International Airport, IA to Forest City
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
executiveexpress.biz
Book at
executiveexpress.biz

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