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There are 8 ways to get from Iowa to Rhode Island by plane, train, bus 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 Providence  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Providence (PVD) MLI - PVD

$268 - $315

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Bus, train  •  32 h

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston Back Bay Station
  3. Take the train from Back Bay to South Attleboro

$194 - $481

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Fly Omaha to Providence  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Providence (PVD) OMA - PVD

$224 - $978

Fly Cedar Rapids to Providence  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Providence (PVD) CID - PVD

$306 - $1,354

Fly Moline to Boston, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Boston (BOS) MLI - BOS
  2. Take the train from South Station to South Attleboro

$282 - $355

Bus  •  31 h 17 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 City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence

Bus, train via Ottumwa, IA  •  31 h 43 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 Boston Back Bay Station
  4. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak

$215 - $721

Drive  •  21 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Providence 1291.2 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa to Rhode Island is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 21 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa to Rhode Island is to fly which costs $260 - $320 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa to Rhode Island. However, there are services departing from E University Ave / Penn Ave, Dsm and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence via Des Moines, IA, Chicago, Il and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 17 min.

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The distance between Iowa and Rhode Island is 1121 miles. The road distance is 1291.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa to Rhode Island without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Iowa to Rhode Island, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Iowa to Rhode Island is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs $260 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Moline Airport to Providence Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa to Rhode Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa to Rhode Island.
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  • Distance: 1120.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Iowa, USA and Rhode Island, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Davenport to Warwick hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Providence via Platform N, Des Moines, IA, Chicago, IL, Chicago, Il, New York, Ny, and New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 31 h 17 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Moline to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Moline to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Moline to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Moline to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Flights from Moline to Boston via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Moline to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Moline to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Moline to Boston via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Moline to Boston via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Moline to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Moline to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Moline to Providence via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from Moline to Boston via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Providence via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to South Attleboro
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
MBTA
Train from Back Bay to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
MBTA
Train from Back Bay to South Attleboro
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
MBTA
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 Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Bus operators
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.

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 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 City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
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

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Rhode Island is 1 h ahead of Iowa. It is currently 7:41 PM in Iowa and 8:41 PM in Rhode Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Iowa to Rhode Island is 1291 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 33 min to drive from Iowa to Rhode Island.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Moline Airport to Providence Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Rhode Island. Prices start at $91 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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