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There are 6 ways to get from St. Louis to Iowa City by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, MO to Iowa City, IA 1490

$50 - $100

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Iowa City 261.5 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Cedar Rapids (CID) STL - CID

$204 - $988

Fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Moline (MLI) STL - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Fly to Burlington, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Burlington (BRL) STL - BRL
  2. Take the bus from Mount Pleasant, IA to Iowa City

$156 - $334

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Des Moines (DSM) STL - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville

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The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Iowa City is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Iowa City is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St Louis, MO and arriving at Iowa City, IA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Iowa City is 222 miles. The road distance is 261.5 miles.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $50 - $100.

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The bus from St Louis, MO to Iowa City, IA takes 8 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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St. Louis to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from St Louis, MO station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Iowa City is to bus which takes 8 h 35 min and costs $50 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $1,000 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 12 min and has one stopover.

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St. Louis to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 222.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from St. Louis to Iowa City once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $100 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from St. Louis to Iowa City hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from St. Louis to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mount Pleasant, IA to Iowa City
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
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 Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Iowa City is 262 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from St. Louis to Iowa City.

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

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There are 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs $3.

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