There are 13 ways to get from Washington to Iowa City by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Moline, bus  •  7h 12m

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

$104 - $492

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Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DCA - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville

$98 - $424

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Fly Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids  •  8h 4m

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

$169 - $279

Fly Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids  •  8h 33m

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

$174 - $364

Train to Baltimore, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  8h 29m

  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

$119 - $517

Fly Reagan Washington to Des Moines, night bus  •  8h 17m

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

$180 - $660

Fly Reagan Washington to Dubuque, bus  •  11h 13m

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

$179 - $597

Train, night bus  •  23h 37m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Iowa City, Ia Btw1203

$121 - $178

Train, bus  •  24h 15m

  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

$101 - $150

Bus  •  24h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville West Bound

$101 - $137

Bus, night bus  •  24h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Iowa City, Ia Btw1203

$118 - $171

Train, bus via Galesburg  •  26h 3m

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

$153 - $224

Drive  •  14h 54m

  1. Drive from Washington to Iowa City 908.6 miles

$85 - $130

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Iowa City is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Iowa City is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $500 and takes 7h 12m.

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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 - Coralville via Harrison & Morgan and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 17m.

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The distance between Washington and Iowa City is 791 miles. The road distance is 908.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Iowa City without a car is to train and night bus which takes 23h 37m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Washington to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Washington to Iowa City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Iowa City is to fly which takes 8h 4m and costs $160 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $140 and takes 24h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Moline Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 52m and has one stopover.

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Washington to Iowa City bus services, operated by Windstar, arrive at Iowa City - Coralville station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 791.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

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

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Washington to Iowa City every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Iowa City via Chicago, Il, Harrison & Morgan, Harrison & Jefferson, and Chicago, IL in around 24h 17m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Providence, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via White Plains, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Akron, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $350
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 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 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 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
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 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 Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Des Moines, Ia to Iowa City, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, Ia to Cedar Rapids, Ia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Iowa City, Ia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Iowa City, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
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 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
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 Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Iowa City is 1h behind Washington. It is currently 1:05 PM in Washington and 12:05 PM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Iowa City is 909 miles. It takes approximately 14h 54m to drive from Washington to Iowa City.

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

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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