There are 4 ways to get from Iowa City to Forest City by bus, car, plane or night bus

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA 1202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Mason City, IA 106 / ...

$126 - $164

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Forest City 198.8 miles

$19 - $29

Bus to Burlington, fly to Mason City  •  4 h 20 min

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

$172 - $290

Fly Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis, night bus  •  7 h 12 min

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

$264 - $569

Questions & Answers

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 5 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min 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 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Forest City is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min 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 40 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Forest City.
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  • Distance: 155.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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 Mason City, IA in around 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Burlington to Mason City
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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 Mason City, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Minneapolis, MN to Clear Lake Jct., IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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