There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver 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 to Cedar Rapids  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Cedar Rapids (CID) YVR - CID

$256 - $1,277

Cheapest option

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Des Moines (DSM) YVR - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$234 - $1,136

4 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  10 h 33 min

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

Bus, train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Everett, Wa
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$325 - $823

Bus  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Portland, Or
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$275 - $579

Drive  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Iowa City 2076.5 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Iowa City is to drive which costs $350 - $550 and takes 32 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Iowa City is to fly which costs $330 - $1,700 and takes 10 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Portland, Or, Denver, CO and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8 h.

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The distance between Vancouver and Iowa City is 2583 km. The road distance is 3322.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Iowa City without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 2 h and costs $420 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from Vancouver to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Iowa City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Iowa City is to fly which takes 10 h 13 min and costs $330 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $350 - $750 and takes 2 days 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 1614.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 13 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Iowa City, IA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and five other airlines fly from Vancouver to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Iowa City via Portland, Or, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, and Des Moines, IA in around 2 days 8 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Portland, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Seattle, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Edmonton, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Seattle, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Seattle, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Everett Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
36 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $650
Room
$800 - $1,200
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 Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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 Vancouver, Bc to Everett, Wa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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