There are 3 ways to get from Iowa City to Kansas City by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA 1202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...

$72 - $99

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Kansas City 308.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Kansas City (MCI) CID - MCI

$274 - $1,333

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Kansas City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Kansas City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Kansas City, MO via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Kansas City is 240 miles. The road distance is 308.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 56 min and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Iowa City to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Kansas City 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 Kansas City is to bus which takes 5 h 56 min and costs $70 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $270 - $1,400 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 240.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Kansas City via Des Moines, IA in around 5 h 56 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Iowa City to Kansas City hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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