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 53 min

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

$251 - $1,052

Cheapest option

Bus via Columbus, OH  •  29 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA

$127 - $304

7 alternative options

Fly to Des Moines  •  4 h 4 min

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

$179 - $494

Fly to Omaha  •  4 h 19 min

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

$176 - $523

Fly to Moline  •  6 h 54 min

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

$229 - $1,132

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  6 h 42 min

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

$212 - $873

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

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
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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 cheapest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 17 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa is to fly which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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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.

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The distance between North Carolina and Iowa is 885 miles. The road distance is 1047.8 miles.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Iowa without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 52 min and costs $150 - $340.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from North Carolina to Iowa, including transfers.

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North Carolina to Iowa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Iowa is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $250 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $340 and takes 25 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from North Carolina to Iowa.
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  • Distance: 885 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta 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 19 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Fort Wayne, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
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 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
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
4 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 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 Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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

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 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
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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