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There are 10 ways to get from Iowa City to Montana 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 to Billings  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Billings (BIL) CID - BIL

$444 - $2,045

Cheapest option

Bus via Sioux Falls, SD  •  22h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Omaha, NE
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  3. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Billings, MT 701

$197 - $283

8 alternative options

Fly to Bozeman  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Bozeman (BZN) CID - BZN

$461 - $1,983

Fly to Helena  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Helena (HLN) CID - HLN

$516 - $2,248

Fly to Missoula  •  8h 40m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Missoula (MSO) CID - MSO

$446 - $2,023

Fly to Kalispell  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Kalispell (FCA) CID - FCA

$485 - $2,058

Fly to Great Falls  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Great Falls (GTF) CID - GTF

$496 - $2,223

Bus  •  25h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN 806 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Billings, MT 701

$220 - $318

Bus, train  •  30h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IA
  2. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
  4. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  5. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$253 - $524

Drive  •  16h 53m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Billings 1115.4 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Montana is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 16h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Montana is to fly which costs $460 - $2,000 and takes 7h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Montana. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Billings, MT via Omaha, NE and Sioux Falls, SD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 55m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Montana is 978 miles. The road distance is 1115.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Montana without a car is to bus which takes 22h 55m and costs $190 - $290.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Iowa City to Montana, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Montana 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 Montana is to fly which takes 7h 16m and costs $440 - $2,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $290 and takes 22h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Billings Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 27m and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Montana bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Billings, MT station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Montana.
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  • Distance: 978.3 miles
  • Duration: 7h 16m

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

Delta, United Airlines and Allegiant Air fly from Iowa City to Billings hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Billings via Omaha, NE and Sioux Falls, SD in around 22h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Billings via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Billings via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Billings via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $2,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Helena via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Helena via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Missoula via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Missoula via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Missoula via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalispell via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalispell via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Great Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Great Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Great Falls via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Billings via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Billings via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Helena via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Helena via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Helena via Detroit, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 36m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Helena via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Missoula via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Missoula via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalispell via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Great Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Great Falls via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Great Falls via Atlanta, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Bozeman via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Missoula via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalispell via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Billings via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $2,500
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak Station to Denver Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
Frequency
Twice 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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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Montana is 1h behind Iowa City. It is currently 1:53 PM in Iowa City and 12:53 PM in Montana.

Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Montana is 1115 miles. It takes approximately 16h 53m to drive from Iowa City to Montana.

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Allegiant Air, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Billings Airport.

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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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