There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Central City by plane, train, car or bus

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 Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Cedar Rapids (CID) DCA - CID

$353 - $733

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Dubuque, IA 122
  4. Drive from Dubuque, IA to Central City

$143 - $181

7 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) IAD - CID

$278 - $988

Train to Baltimore, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Cedar Rapids (CID) BWI - CID

$313 - $1,141

Fly Reagan Washington to Dubuque, drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Dubuque (DBQ) DCA - DBQ
  2. Drive from Dubuque to Central City

$198 - $911

Train, bus  •  26h 8m

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville West Bound

$180 - $249

Train, bus, drive  •  26h 26m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Dubuque, IA 122
  4. Drive from Dubuque, IA to Central City

$146 - $187

Train, bus via Galesburg  •  27h 47m

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  4. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$254 - $382

Drive  •  15h 38m

  1. Drive from Washington to Central City 945.7 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Central City is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 15h 38m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Washington to Central City is to fly which costs $350 - $750 and takes 6h 9m.

More details

The distance between Washington and Central City is 798 miles. The road distance is 945.7 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Washington to Central City without a car is to train and bus which takes 26h 8m and costs $180 - $250.

More details

It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Washington to Central City, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 19m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Central City is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 7:56 AM in Washington and 6:56 AM in Central City.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Central City is 946 miles. It takes approximately 15h 38m to drive from Washington to Central City.

Get driving directions

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

Search flights

There are three+ hotels available in Central City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Washington to Central City.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 797.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Central City, IA, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Washington to Central City hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Raleigh/Durham, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via White Plains, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Buffalo, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.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 Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Chicago Union Station to Madison Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
golamers.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 Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak 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 Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

More details