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 30 min

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

$240 - $1,043

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$120 - $313

8 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 41 min

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

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 11 min

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

$330 - $1,238

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  8 h 59 min

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

$161 - $396

Fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 55 min

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

$167 - $507

Train, bus via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  26 h 6 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

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, Ny, Chicago Amtrak, Il, Clinton & Madison, Harrison & Jefferson, and Chicago, IL in around 27 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Norfolk, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Greensboro/High Point, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Dubuque via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 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 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Iowa City?

The distance between Philadelphia and Iowa City is 1388 km. The road distance is 1555 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $240 - $1,100.

Is there a direct bus between Philadelphia and Iowa City?

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Iowa City, IA via New York, Ny, Clinton & Madison and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 7 min.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City?

It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City, including transfers.