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Fly Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids, drive  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Cedar Rapids (CID) DCA - CID
  2. Drive from Cedar Rapids to Grinnell

$254 - $306

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Bus  •  29h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Chicago "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Grinnell, Ia Btw1201

$145 - $215

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Fly Reagan Washington to Waterloo, drive  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Waterloo (ALO) DCA - ALO
  2. Drive from Waterloo to Grinnell

$237 - $762

Fly Reagan Washington to Des Moines, bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Des Moines (DSM) DCA - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Grinnell, Ia

$221 - $262

Fly Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids, drive  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) IAD - CID
  2. Drive from Cedar Rapids to Grinnell

$247 - $302

Train to Baltimore, fly to Cedar Rapids, drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Cedar Rapids (CID) BWI - CID
  3. Drive from Cedar Rapids to Grinnell

$243 - $557

Train, bus via ROCKVILLE station  •  27h 17m

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Grinnell, Ia Btw1201

$150 - $220

Train, bus  •  33h 3m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Grinnell, Ia Btw1201

$156 - $224

Drive  •  16h 10m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell 975.3 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell is to fly and drive which costs $250 - $310 and takes 5h 14m.

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It is 854 miles from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell. It is approximately 975.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell without a car is to train and bus via ROCKVILLE station which takes 27h 17m and costs $150 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 58m and has one stopover.

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Grinnell is 1h behind Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 2:22 AM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 1:22 AM in Grinnell.

Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell is 975 miles. It takes approximately 16h 10m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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  • Distance: 853.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Grinnell, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Grinnell via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington, Chicago, Chicago, Il, and Grinnell, Ia in around 29h 39m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Nantucket, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Asheville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Kansas City, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Portland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Norfolk, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via White Plains, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Syracuse, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Albany, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Waterloo via Providence, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $410
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $440
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $500
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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 Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, Ia to Grinnell, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Grinnell, Ia
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington to Chicago
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180

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