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There are 9 ways to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania 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.

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Fly Moline to Pittsburgh  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MLI - PIT

$189 - $846

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Fly Des Moines to Philadelphia  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Philadelphia (PHL) DSM - PHL

$150 - $375

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Fly Moline to Erie  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Erie (ERI) MLI - ERI

$218 - $995

Fly Omaha to Philadelphia  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Philadelphia (PHL) OMA - PHL

$214 - $940

Bus, train via Washington Union Station  •  28 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  2. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$274 - $738

Bus  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
  3. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal

Bus, train  •  33 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Cardinal

$201 - $485

Bus, train #2  •  40 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  2. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$224 - $578

Drive  •  17 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Philadelphia 1083.1 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania is to fly which costs $150 - $380 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa to Pennsylvania. However, there are services departing from E University Ave / Penn Ave, Dsm and arriving at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal via Des Moines, IA, Chicago, Il and New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 57 min.

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The distance between Iowa and Pennsylvania is 813 miles. The road distance is 1083.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania without a car is to bus and train which takes 28 h 56 min and costs $270 - $750.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania, including transfers.

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Iowa to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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The best way to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $180 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Moline Airport to Pittsburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 17 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania.
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  • Distance: 813.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between Iowa, USA and Pennsylvania, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Davenport to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Platform N, Des Moines, IA, Chicago, IL, Chicago, Il, New York, Ny, and New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 28 h 57 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Moline to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Moline to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Pennsylvania is 1 h ahead of Iowa. It is currently 6:21 PM in Iowa and 7:21 PM in Pennsylvania.

Yes, the driving distance between Iowa to Pennsylvania is 1083 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 46 min to drive from Iowa to Pennsylvania.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Moline Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Pennsylvania. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iowa to Moline Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $35 - $45.

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