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There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Iowa State University by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Philadelphia to Des Moines  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Des Moines (DSM) PHL - DSM

$165 - $385

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Bus D&J Bus  •  29h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Nyc
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA

$147 - $213

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Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Des Moines  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Des Moines (DSM) DCA - DSM

$296 - $701

Fly Philadelphia to Waterloo, bus  •  13h 17m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Waterloo (ALO) PHL - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA

$296 - $1,181

Fly Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  10h 44m

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

$242 - $1,047

Train, bus via Washington Union Station  •  30h 39m

  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 Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
  5. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$282 - $743

Bus Greyhound USA  •  33h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Ames, IA 804 / ...

$156 - $342

Train, bus  •  37h 1m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$228 - $587

Train, bus #2  •  38h 52m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA 1485

$175 - $490

Drive  •  17h 59m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Iowa State University 1108.8 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa State University is to fly which costs $160 - $390 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Ames, IA via New York, Clark & Cermak and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 30m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Iowa State University is 978 miles. The road distance is 1108.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa State University without a car is to bus which takes 29h 30m and costs $140 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Philadelphia to Iowa State University, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Iowa State University is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs $160 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 29h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Philadelphia to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Ames, IA station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Iowa State University.
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  • Distance: 978.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Iowa State University hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Iowa State University via New York, Chicago, IL, Clark & Cermak, Clark & Harrison, Chicago, IL, and Ames, IA in around 29h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Fort Wayne, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Madison, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Buffalo, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Waterloo via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Fort Wayne, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
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
17h 40m
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 Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.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 Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280

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Iowa State University is 1h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 2:19 PM in Philadelphia and 1:19 PM in Iowa State University.

Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Iowa State University is 1109 miles. It takes approximately 17h 59m to drive from Philadelphia to Iowa State University.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Iowa State University. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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

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