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

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Omaha, NE 1203 / ...

$40 - $60

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Omaha 250.3 miles

$24 - $40

Fly  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Omaha (OMA) CID - OMA

$258 - $1,325

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Omaha is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Omaha is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Omaha, NE. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Omaha is 231 miles. The road distance is 250.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Omaha without a car is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs $40 - $60.

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The bus from Iowa City, IA to Omaha, NE takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Iowa City to Omaha 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 Omaha is to bus which takes 4h 30m and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $250 - $1,400 and takes 7h 27m.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Omaha Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 27m and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Omaha bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Omaha, NE station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Omaha.
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  • Distance: 231.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Iowa City to Omaha 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Iowa City to Omaha hourly.

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Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Omaha is 250 miles. It takes approximately 4h 5m to drive from Iowa City to Omaha.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Omaha Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Omaha. Prices start at $63 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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