There are 4 ways to get from Iowa City to Omaha by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Omaha, NE 1206 / ...

$45 - $65

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Omaha 250.3 miles

$24 - $40

Fly to Omaha  •  6 h 37 min

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

$264 - $1,333

Fly to Lincoln, shuttle  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Lincoln (LNK) CID - LNK
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha

$381 - $1,694

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Omaha, NE. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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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 4 h 25 min and costs .

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The bus from Iowa City, IA to Omaha, NE takes 4 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 4 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Omaha Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 37 min 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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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Omaha is 250 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Iowa City to Omaha.

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

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  • Distance: 231.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Iowa City to Omaha hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Iowa City to Omaha hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lincoln via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lincoln via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lincoln via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lincoln via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Lincoln via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Omaha via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Bus operators
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com

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There are 120+ hotels available in Omaha. Prices start at $64 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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