There are 10 ways to get from Washington 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  •  7 h 4 min

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

$275 - $638

Cheapest option

Bus via Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall  •  25 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607
  2. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$98 - $222

8 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Moline (MLI) DCA - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Fly to Des Moines, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Des Moines (DSM) DCA - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA

$196 - $466

Fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) DCA - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA

$145 - $482

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Dubuque (DBQ) DCA - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$285 - $1,033

Train, bus  •  23 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$149 - $370

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  25 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  4. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$194 - $475

Bus  •  26 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4447
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$120 - $260

Drive  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Iowa City 908.4 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Iowa City is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Iowa City is to fly which takes 7 h 4 min and costs $270 - $650.

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The distance between Washington and Iowa City is 1266 km. The road distance is 1453 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Washington to Iowa City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Clinton & Madison and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 54 min.

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Washington to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Iowa City via Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Rosemont, Rosemont CTA Station, Perimeter/West Dr., and Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall in around 25 h 37 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Buffalo, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
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
8 h 1 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Nashville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
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 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
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
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
21 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $200
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

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