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There are 6 ways to get from North Carolina to Iowa City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5 h 26 min

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

$233 - $1,037

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Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 33 min

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

Bus Megabus  •  24 h 56 min

  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 Iowa City - Coralville

Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  25 h 22 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 Iowa City - Coralville

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

Drive  •  15 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Iowa City 936.4 miles

$90 - $140

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

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The quickest way to get from North Carolina to Iowa City is to fly which costs $230 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from North Carolina to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Iowa City - Coralville via Columbus, OH and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 22 min.

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

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The best way to get from North Carolina to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from North Carolina to Iowa City, including transfers.

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North Carolina to Iowa City 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 City is to fly which takes 5 h 26 min and costs $230 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 17 min.

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North Carolina to Iowa City bus services, operated by Windstar, arrive at Iowa City - Coralville station.

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Map of how to get from North Carolina to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 794.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Charlotte to Iowa City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Iowa City via Atlanta, Ga, Five Points Station, Civic Center Station, Marta Civic Center Station - Nb, Chicago, and Chicago, IL in around 24 h 56 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
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 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
4 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
Schedules at
gowindstar.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.

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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 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Lafayette to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Megabus
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Lafayette, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Book at
hoosierride.com

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More Questions & Answers

Iowa City is 1 h behind North Carolina. It is currently 4:21 AM in North Carolina and 3:21 AM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between North Carolina to Iowa City is 936 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 51 min to drive from North Carolina to Iowa City.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $67 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 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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