There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 37 min

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

$182 - $467

Cheapest option

Bus  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il 4425
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$118 - $295

6 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 47 min

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

Fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$121 - $434

Train, bus  •  26 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$196 - $564

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  28 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  4. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$254 - $669

Train, bus #2  •  33 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville West Bound

Drive  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Iowa City 992.2 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

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 25 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from New Jersey to Iowa City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa City is 1 h behind New Jersey. It is currently 1:22 PM in New Jersey and 12:22 PM in Iowa City.

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

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United Airlines, American 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 $69 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 12 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 905.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Elizabeth to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to Iowa City via New York, Ny, Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Chicago, IL in around 25 h 14 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newark to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
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 Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
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
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
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
Bus from Galesburg to Davenport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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