There are 9 ways to get from North Carolina to Iowa 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  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Cedar Rapids (CID) CLT - CID

$251 - $1,052

Cheapest option

Bus  •  25 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
  4. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...

$152 - $332

7 alternative options

Fly to Des Moines  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Des Moines (DSM) CLT - DSM

$179 - $494

Fly to Omaha  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Omaha (OMA) CLT - OMA

$176 - $523

Fly to Moline  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Moline (MLI) CLT - MLI

$229 - $1,132

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Peoria (PIA) CLT - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria, IL to Davenport, IA

$212 - $873

Bus Megabus  •  29 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA

Train, bus  •  37 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
  5. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA

$260 - $664

Drive  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Des Moines 1047.8 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The distance between North Carolina and Iowa is 1416 km. The road distance is 1677 km.

The cheapest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 17 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $250 - $1,100.

No, there is no direct bus from North Carolina to Iowa. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Atlanta, Ga, St Louis, Mo and Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 52 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from North Carolina to Iowa, including transfers.

What companies run services between North Carolina, USA and Iowa, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Des Moines via Atlanta, Ga, St Louis, Mo, Kansas City, Mo, and Kansas City, MO in around 25 h 52 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Lexington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Louisville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Room
$220 - $320
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlotte to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Chicago
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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