There are 7 ways to get from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, bus 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 from Cedar Rapids  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD

$142 - $731

Cheapest option

Bus Suburban Express  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 510ia / ...

$31 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus to Moline, fly  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MLI - ORD

$180 - $410

Bus to Waterloo, fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids (The Eastern Iowa Airport) to Waterloo, IA
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD

$187 - $745

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1201-1205 / ...

$47 - $68

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA 1201-1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, Ia to Chicago, Il 4566 / ...

$51 - $96

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 220.5 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $140 - $750.

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The distance between Iowa City and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 302 km. The road distance is 353 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa and arriving at Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport via Oakbrook Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) every 2 hours. Alternatively, Suburban Express operates a bus from Iowa City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 3 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids (The Eastern Iowa Airport) to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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