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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to Iowa City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  10 h 1 min

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

$249 - $1,327

5 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  10 h 21 min

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

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  12 h 30 min

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

Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Everett Amtrak Station to Glenview Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa

$336 - $931

Bus  •  2 days 7 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 Mt. Pleasant, IL
  4. Take the bus from Mount Pleasant, IA to Iowa City

$263 - $544

Drive  •  32 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Iowa City 2076.5 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Iowa City is to drive which costs $360 - $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 $320 - $1,800 and takes 10 h 1 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 via Portland, Or, Denver, CO and Mount Pleasant, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 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 train and bus which takes 2 days 5 h and costs $440 - $1,300.

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It takes approximately 10 h 1 min to get from Vancouver to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Iowa City bus services, operated by Boltbus, 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 1 min and costs $320 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $340 - $750 and takes 2 days 7 h.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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

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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 1 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from Vancouver to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vancouver to Iowa City via Portland, OR, Portland, Or, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, Mt. Pleasant, IL, and Mount Pleasant, IA in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 41 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
11 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $2,000
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Seattle, Detroit
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,800
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 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 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Vancouver to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Vancouver to Des Moines via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
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 Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Everett Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Everett Amtrak Station to Glenview Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
43 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$260 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $800
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
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 Des Moines, IA to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Book at
busline.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
boltbus.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 Portland, Or to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mount Pleasant, IA to Iowa City
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Iowa City is 3322 km. It takes approximately 32 h 8 min to drive from Vancouver to Iowa City.

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Air Canada, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs $3 - $5.

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