There are 11 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 Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 55 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

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Fly Reagan Washington to Moline, bus  •  7 h 10 min

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

Fly Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 50 min

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

$201 - $895

Fly Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway, bus  •  9 h 15 min

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

$134 - $485

Fly Reagan Washington to Des Moines, bus  •  8 h 35 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 - $461

Fly Reagan Washington to Dubuque, bus  •  11 h 10 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 21 min

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

$136 - $370

Bus  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il 1607
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$104 - $253

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  25 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

Drive  •  14 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Iowa City 908.4 miles

$85 - $130

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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 costs $270 - $650 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The distance between Washington and Iowa City is 791 miles. The road distance is 908.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Iowa City without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 21 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Washington to Iowa City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Iowa City is to fly which takes 6 h 55 min and costs $270 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 24 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 56 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa City is 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 9:57 PM in Washington and 8:57 PM in Iowa City.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Iowa City is 908 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 53 min to drive from Washington to Iowa City.

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

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  • Distance: 791.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Iowa City via Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Chicago, IL in around 24 h 24 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Grand Rapids, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Buffalo, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Rochester, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Covington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dubuque via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Clarksburg, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cedar Rapids via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $850
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 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 Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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

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 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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Galesburg to Davenport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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

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There are 34+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $69 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 - $4.

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