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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.

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Fly to Des Moines  •  4h 14m

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

$180 - $494

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Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  32h 25m

  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

$119 - $305

7 alternative options

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4h 13m

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

$252 - $1,052

Fly to Omaha  •  4h 29m

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

$177 - $523

Fly to Moline  •  5h 49m

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

$252 - $1,147

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  6h 44m

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

$208 - $868

Bus Megabus  •  27h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc 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  •  37h 6m

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

$230 - $617

Drive  •  17h 39m

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Des Moines 1047.8 miles

$100 - $150

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

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The quickest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa is to fly which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 4h 13m.

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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 Columbus, OH and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 25m.

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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 27h 46m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 14m 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 4h 14m and costs $180 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 27h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 38m.

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North Carolina to Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Des Moines, IA station.

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Map of how to get from North Carolina to Iowa.
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  • Distance: 885 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Charlotte to West Des Moines hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Des Moines via Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Platform N in around 27h 46m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charlotte to Omaha via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Saturday and Sunday
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
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 Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21h 8m
Frequency
3 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 Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice 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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
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
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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More Questions & Answers

Iowa is 1h behind North Carolina. It is currently 12:36 PM in North Carolina and 11:36 AM in Iowa.

Yes, the driving distance between North Carolina to Iowa is 1048 miles. It takes approximately 17h 39m to drive from North Carolina to Iowa.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Iowa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25m and costs $3.

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