There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Iowa City by bus, car or plane

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago to Iowa City hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Windstar also services this route once daily. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to Iowa City every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Avg. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to Iowa City, IA
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City - Coralville
Avg. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Iowa City?

The distance between Chicago and Iowa City is 325 km. The road distance is 356 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Iowa City?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Iowa City is to drive which costs $27 and takes 3 h 42 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Iowa City?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Iowa City is to drive which takes 3 h 42 min and costs $27.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Iowa City?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Iowa City, IA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Iowa City?

The bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.