Travel from Philadelphia to Iowa-City

Bus or fly from Philadelphia to Iowa City?

United Airlines, Delta and 2 other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Philadelphia to Iowa City hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $14 and the journey takes 40 min. 5 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Philadelphia to Iowa City

From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Cedar Rapids airport, then line 1490 bus to Iowa City. 7 h 32 min $585. From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Moline airport, then bus to Iowa City. 8 h 5 min. From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Des Moines airport, line 8 bus to Platform J, line 16 bus to Des Moines, IA, then bus to Iowa City. 8 h 47 min $241. From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Chicago Midway airport, subway to LaSalle/Van Buren, walk to Chicago, IL, then bus to Iowa City. 9 h 49 min $217. From Suburban Station train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Dubuque airport, taxi to Dubuque, IA, bus to Cedar Rapids,IA, then line 1494 bus to Iowa City. 11 h 39 min $725. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Washington Union Station Amtrak, train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, walk to Chicago, IL, then bus to Iowa City, IA. 26 h 4 min $464. From Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal bus to Mt. Laurel, bus to New York, NY, bus to Chicago, IL, then bus to Iowa City, IA. 27 h 50 min $158. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, walk to Chicago, IL, then bus to Iowa City, IA. 32 h 26 min $334. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, train to Galesburg Amtrak, bus to Davenport, IA, then bus to Iowa City, IA. 34 h 34 min $409. From Philadelphia drive to Iowa City. 15 h 44 min $116.
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      1 Fly to Cedar Rapids
      • One-Way approx: USD $240 - $1,043
      • Duration: 7 h 32 min
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      2 Fly to Moline, bus
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      • Duration: 8 h 5 min
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      3 Fly to Des Moines, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $161 - $396
      • Duration: 8 h 47 min
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      4 Fly to Chicago Midway, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $167 - $507
      • Duration: 9 h 49 min
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      5 Fly to Dubuque, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $330 - $1,238
      • Duration: 11 h 39 min
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      6 Train, bus via Washington Union Station Amtrak
      • One-Way approx: USD $221 - $621
      • Duration: 26 h 4 min
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      • Duration: 27 h 50 min
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      • One-Way approx: USD $225 - $570
      • Duration: 34 h 34 min
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      10 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $95 - $140
      • Duration: 15 h 44 min
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