There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia 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  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Cedar Rapids (CID) PHL - CID

$241 - $1,045

Cheapest option

Bus  •  25 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$115 - $285

8 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  8 h 17 min

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

Fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$170 - $512

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Des Moines (DSM) PHL - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$162 - $398

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Dubuque (DBQ) PHL - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$331 - $1,240

Train, bus via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$221 - $621

Train, bus  •  32 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville West Bound

$171 - $432

Train, bus #2  •  34 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  4. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$225 - $570

Drive  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Iowa City 971.9 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 15 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City is to fly which costs $240 - $1,100 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Iowa City is 868 miles. The road distance is 971.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 867.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Iowa City via Baltimore Downtown, Md, Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Chicago, IL in around 25 h 39 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Madison, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Nashville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Harrisburg, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Buffalo, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Greensboro/High Point, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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 Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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