There are 6 ways to get from North Carolina 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  •  5 h 23 min

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

$233 - $1,037

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  26 h 15 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 Iowa City - Coralville

$110 - $151

4 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 42 min

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

Bus Greyhound USA  •  27 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Chicago Amtrak, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$127 - $315

Train, bus  •  32 h

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
  4. Take the bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
  5. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville

$203 - $488

Drive  •  15 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Iowa City 936.4 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa City is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15 h 51 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa City is to fly which costs $230 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 23 min.

More details

The distance between North Carolina and Iowa City is 794 miles. The road distance is 936.4 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from North Carolina to Iowa City, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from North Carolina to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Charlotte and arriving at Iowa City - Coralville via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 15 min.

More details

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Charlotte to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Iowa City via Atlanta GA, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Chicago, and Chicago, IL in around 26 h 15 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$360 - $550
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
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
gowindstar.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
Greyhound USA
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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 Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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