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There are 5 ways to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City by bus, car 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  •  9h 55m

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

$48 - $102

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City 256.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6h 22m

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

$208 - $826

Fly to Moline, bus  •  6h 55m

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

$188 - $962

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  7h 22m

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

$246 - $856

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The cheapest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 51m.

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The distance between Washington University in St. Louis and Iowa City is 219 miles. The road distance is 256.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 9h 55m and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 9h 55m to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City is to bus which takes 9h 55m and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $850 and takes 6h 22m.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 59m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City is 257 miles. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City.

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

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There are 34+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 219.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 55m

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $100 and the journey takes 8h 35m. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Washington University in St. Louis to Iowa City hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
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
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
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
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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