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There are 7 ways to get from Iowa City to Seoul by plane, train, bus or night bus

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Fly Cedar Rapids to Incheon, train  •  22h 54m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Incheon (ICN) CID - ICN
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

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Bus to Waterloo, fly to Incheon, train  •  25h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Waterloo, Ia
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Incheon (ICN) ALO - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

5 alternative options

Bus to Moline, fly to Incheon, train  •  24h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, Ia to Davenport, Ia
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Incheon (ICN) MLI - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Night bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Incheon, train  •  23h 9m

  1. Take the night bus from Iowa City, Ia to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Incheon (ICN) ORD - ICN
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Night bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Seoul Gimpo  •  30h 25m

  1. Take the night bus from Iowa City, Ia to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) ORD - GMP

Fly Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo  •  31h 11m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) CID - GMP

Night bus, bus to Minneapolis, fly to Incheon, train  •  23h 53m

  1. Take the night bus from Iowa City, Ia to Des Moines, Ia
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Mall of America - Bloomington, MN
  3. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Incheon (ICN) MSP - ICN
  4. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Cedar Rapids (CID) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) flights

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The most affordable way to get from Iowa City to Seoul is to bus and fly and train, which costs $550 - $1,100 and takes 25h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Seoul is to fly and train which costs $800 - $1,400 and takes 22h 54m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Seoul is 10378 km.

It takes approximately 22h 54m to get from Iowa City to Seoul, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Incheon Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 46m and has one stopover.

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Seoul is 14h ahead of Iowa City. It is currently 6:24 AM in Iowa City and 8:24 PM in Seoul.

Air Canada, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Incheon Airport.

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  • Distance: 10378 km
  • Duration: 22h 54m

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Seoul, South Korea?

American Airlines, All Nippon Airways and nine other airlines fly from Iowa City to Seoul hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩1900,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Detroit
Ave. Duration
22h 19m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Minneapolis, Seattle
Ave. Duration
20h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Minneapolis, Portland
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Moline to Incheon via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
16h 54m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩1900,000
Flights from Moline to Incheon via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
20h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1300,000 - ₩3000,000
Flights from Moline to Incheon via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1400,000 - ₩3900,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩2300,000 - ₩3200,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon via Detroit
Ave. Duration
17h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon via Seattle
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Incheon
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Incheon via Seattle
Ave. Duration
17h 29m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Incheon via Portland
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Incheon via Detroit
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Detroit
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Seattle
Ave. Duration
25h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1200,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩2600,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seoul Gimpo via Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
24h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩2600,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩2600,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seoul Gimpo via San Francisco, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
23h 49m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩2600,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Phoenix, San Francisco, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
26h 57m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩3300,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Chicago O'Hare, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
30h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩3300,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
31h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩3300,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Chicago O'Hare, Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
31h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩3300,000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩1900,000
Flights from Moline to Incheon via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1400,000 - ₩3900,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩2300,000 - ₩3200,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Detroit, Incheon, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
31h 9m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
37h 16m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩2800,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Atlanta, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
37h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩1900,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Incheon
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Incheon via Detroit
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1800,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
17h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩3400,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
22h 31m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3800,000
Flights from Moline to Incheon via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3800,000
Flights from Moline to Incheon via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩4100,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
17h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩2800,000
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
28h 11m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩2200,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1400,000 - ₩2800,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon via Toronto
Ave. Duration
17h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩2200,000
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Toronto
Ave. Duration
19h 11m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩900,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
₩900,000 - ₩1700,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seoul Gimpo via Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
25h 2m
When
Friday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2700,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
32h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩2100,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
37h 16m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩2800,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Seoul Gimpo via Atlanta, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
37h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩1900,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Incheon via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1700,000 - ₩2600,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Incheon via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 36m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩2400,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
25h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩2400,000
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Munich
Ave. Duration
25h 16m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩2500,000
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Waterloo to Incheon via Chicago O'Hare, Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
27h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩2400,000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, Ia to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
₩28,000 - ₩40,000
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Iowa City, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩55,000 - ₩85,000
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Iowa City, Ia to Des Moines, Ia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩37,000 - ₩55,000
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Waterloo, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₩26,000 - ₩38,000
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
+1-858-800-8898
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Mall of America - Bloomington, MN
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₩45,000 - ₩80,000
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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