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There are 7 ways to get from Topeka to Iowa City by bus, train, car, shuttle or plane

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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Bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville

Cheapest option

Bus via Omaha, NE  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE 502
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Iowa City, IA

$88 - $143

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$97 - $205

Drive  •  6h 1m

  1. Drive from Topeka to Iowa City 371.5 miles

$35 - $55

Shuttle, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  8h 1m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Topeka, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MCI - CID

$254 - $1,036

Shuttle, fly to Moline, bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Topeka, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Moline (MLI) MCI - MLI
  3. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Shuttle, fly to Dubuque, bus  •  12h 2m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Topeka, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Dubuque (DBQ) MCI - DBQ
  3. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$349 - $1,276

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The cheapest way to get from Topeka to Iowa City is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Topeka to Iowa City is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Topeka to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Topeka, Ks and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Kansas City, MO and Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 40m.

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The distance between Topeka and Iowa City is 285 miles. The road distance is 371.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Topeka to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 8h 27m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 27m to get from Topeka to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Topeka to Iowa City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Topeka, Ks station.

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There is no direct flight from Kansas City Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 37m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Topeka to Iowa City is 371 miles. It takes approximately 6h 1m to drive from Topeka to Iowa City.

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  • Distance: 284.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 27m

What companies run services between Topeka, KS, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Topeka to Iowa City via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, Des Moines, IA, and Des Moines, IA in around 8h 27m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $360
Bus operators
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 Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
KCI RoadRunner
Website
kciroadrunner.com
Shuttle from Topeka, KS to Kansas City International Airport, MO
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$58 - $63
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.com

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

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There are 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Topeka to Kansas City Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 40m and costs $58 - $63.

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