• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

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  •  7 h 37 min

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

$233 - $1,030

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  31 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to St Louis, Mo 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, MO to Iowa City, IA 1490

$137 - $324

8 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 44 min

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

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  9 h 12 min

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

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 26 min

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

$318 - $1,220

Bus D&J Bus  •  22 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Nyc
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville

Train, bus via Washington Union Station  •  26 h 12 min

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

$235 - $651

Train, bus  •  32 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1203 / ...

$180 - $460

Train, bus #2  •  34 h 33 min

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

$214 - $547

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.

More details

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City is to fly which costs $230 - $1,100 and takes 7 h 37 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Iowa City - Coralville via New York, Clark & Cermak and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 49 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 49 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City, including transfers.

More details

Philadelphia to Iowa City bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from Philadelphia, PA station.

More details

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 37 min and costs $230 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 49 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Philadelphia Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 26 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 867.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Iowa City via New York, Chicago, IL, Clark & Cermak, Clark & Harrison, and Chicago, IL in around 22 h 49 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Dayton, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Harrisburg, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Richmond, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Louisville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times 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 to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.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 Philadelphia, Pa to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
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 Galesburg to Davenport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Iowa City is 1 h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 9:26 PM in Philadelphia and 8:26 PM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Iowa City is 972 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 44 min to drive from Philadelphia to Iowa City.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 36+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

More details