There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Fly Moline to Erie  •  5 h 55 min

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

$217 - $1,015

Cheapest option

Bus  •  26 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  3. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa

$144 - $301

8 alternative options

Fly Des Moines to Philadelphia  •  4 h 10 min

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

$150 - $375

Fly Moline to Pittsburgh  •  6 h 32 min

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

$162 - $833

Fly Omaha to Philadelphia  •  4 h 32 min

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

$164 - $640

Fly Des Moines to Newark, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Newark (EWR) DSM - EWR
  2. Take the bus from Newark Airport to Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

$217 - $531

Bus, train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  27 h 36 min

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

$249 - $641

Bus, train  •  34 h 47 min

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

Bus, train #2  •  36 h 8 min

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

$243 - $609

Drive  •  17 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Philadelphia 1083.1 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

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 10 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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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Iowa to Pennsylvania, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa to Pennsylvania. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Harrison & Jefferson, Chicago, Il and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 52 min.

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

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Davenport to Erie 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago, IL, Harrison & Jefferson, Harrison & Morgan, Chicago, Il, and Baltimore Downtown, Md in around 26 h 52 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Moline to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
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 Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $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 Des Moines to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Moline to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Moline to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Omaha to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
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
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
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 Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from Newark Airport to Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
17 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $180
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
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

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