There are 10 ways to get from New York 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 New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Cedar Rapids (CID) LGA - CID

$207 - $945

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL 1604
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$87 - $261

8 alternative options

Fly Newark to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 29 min

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

$187 - $476

Fly New York La Guardia to Moline, bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Moline (MLI) LGA - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Fly New York La Guardia to Des Moines, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  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, IA

$198 - $418

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 46 min

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

$126 - $443

Bus via Oak Brook Center / Macy's  •  21 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Djb149
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$99 - $222

Train, bus  •  24 h 46 min

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

$156 - $433

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  26 h 54 min

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

$214 - $538

Drive  •  16 h 23 min

  1. Drive from New York to Iowa City 1002.1 miles

$95 - $150

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from New York to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Iowa City via Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station, North Riverside Park Mall, Oak Brook Center / Macy's, and Oakbrook. IL - Mall in around 21 h 1 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Avg. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Avg. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Moline via Detroit
Avg. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Moline via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Moline via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines
Avg. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Avg. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Moline via Denver
Avg. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Toronto Island
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA
Avg. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Avg. 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
Avg. 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
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Avg. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Book at
busline.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from New York to Iowa City?

The distance between New York and Iowa City is 1468 km. The road distance is 1603 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from New York to Iowa City?

The cheapest way to get from New York to Iowa City is to drive which costs $120 and takes 16 h 23 min.

What is the fastest way to get from New York to Iowa City?

The quickest way to get from New York to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 29 min and costs $220.

Is there a direct bus between New York and Iowa City?

No, there is no direct bus from New York to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa via Cermak-Chinatown Red Line Station, North Riverside Park Mall and Oakbrook. IL - Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 1 min.

How long does it take to get from New York to Iowa City?

It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from New York to Iowa City, including transfers.