There are 9 ways to get from Providence to Iowa City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Providence to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) PVD - CID

$224 - $987

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Bus  •  28 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$129 - $314

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Fly Providence to Moline, bus  •  7 h 58 min

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

Train to Boston, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Cedar Rapids (CID) BOS - CID

$207 - $1,050

Fly Providence to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 47 min

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

$133 - $404

Fly Providence to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 27 min

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

$314 - $1,132

Train, bus  •  28 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$164 - $612

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  30 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
  2. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  5. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$222 - $717

Drive  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Providence to Iowa City 1178.1 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Providence to Iowa City is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Providence to Iowa City is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Providence and Iowa City is 1041 miles. The road distance is 1178.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Providence to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 4 min and costs $120 - $320.

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

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The best way to get from Providence to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 37 min and costs $220 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $320 and takes 28 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Providence Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa City is 1 h behind Providence. It is currently 3:41 PM in Providence and 2:41 PM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between Providence to Iowa City is 1178 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 31 min to drive from Providence to Iowa City.

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

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Map of how to get from Providence to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 1040.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Providence, RI, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Providence to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Providence to Iowa City via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Chicago, IL in around 28 h 4 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Providence to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Providence to Moline via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Providence to Moline via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Providence to Moline via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Providence to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Providence to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Providence to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Providence to Moline via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $550
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Providence to Chicago Midway via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Providence to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Providence to Moline via Newark, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Providence to Moline via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 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
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 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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg to Davenport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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The best way to get from Providence to Providence Airport is to line 66 bus which takes 17 min and costs $2.

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