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There are 7 ways to get from New Jersey to Iowa City 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 Newark to Cedar Rapids  •  7h 55m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Cedar Rapids (CID) EWR - CID

$176 - $455

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Naperville  •  26h 21m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA

$164 - $594

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Fly Newark to Moline, bus  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Moline (MLI) EWR - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Fly New York La Guardia to Des Moines, bus  •  10h

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Des Moines (DSM) LGA - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville

Bus  •  25h 4m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il 4425
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville West Bound

Train, bus  •  33h 52m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1203 / ...

$189 - $488

Drive  •  16h 9m

  1. Drive from Newark to Iowa City 992.2 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Iowa City is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Iowa City is to fly which costs $170 - $460 and takes 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey station to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Iowa City - Coralville via New York, Ny and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 4m.

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The distance between New Jersey and Iowa City is 905 miles. The road distance is 992.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 25h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from New Jersey to Iowa City, including transfers.

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New Jersey to Iowa City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7h 55m and costs $170 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25h 4m.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 48m and has one stopover.

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New Jersey to Iowa City bus services, operated by Windstar, arrive at Iowa City - Coralville station.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 905.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 55m

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Elizabeth to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to Iowa City via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Chicago, Il, and Chicago, IL in around 25h 4m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newark to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
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 New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Iowa City is 1h behind New Jersey. It is currently 6:13 AM in New Jersey and 5:13 AM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Iowa City is 992 miles. It takes approximately 16h 9m to drive from New Jersey to Iowa City.

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

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There are 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12m and costs $1 - $2.

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