There are 11 ways to get from Raleigh 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 Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Cedar Rapids (CID) RDU - CID

$214 - $938

Cheapest option

Bus via Columbus, Oh  •  28 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
  4. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$114 - $316

9 alternative options

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Moline, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Moline (MLI) RDU - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Train to Charlotte, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Cedar Rapids (CID) CLT - CID

$272 - $1,128

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Chicago Midway (MDW) RDU - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$173 - $495

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Dubuque (DBQ) RDU - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$294 - $1,083

Train, bus  •  30 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$180 - $510

Train, bus via South Bend Amtrak  •  31 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to South Bend Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
  4. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville

$192 - $479

Bus  •  31 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
  4. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$141 - $349

Train, bus via Alexandria Amtrak  •  35 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$199 - $547

Drive  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Iowa City 991 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Iowa City is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Iowa City is to fly which costs $210 - $950 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, OH and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 35 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Iowa City is 809 miles. The road distance is 991 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 35 min and costs $110 - $320.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Raleigh to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Iowa City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $210 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 28 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 808.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Raleigh to Iowa City every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Iowa City via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, Winston Salem, Nc, Columbus, Oh, Columbus, OH, and Chicago, IL in around 28 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Reagan Washington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Reagan Washington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Chicago Midway via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Charlotte to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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 Washington Union Station to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Room
$400 - $600
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
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 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
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 Raleigh, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Book at
baronsbus.com

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