There are 9 ways to get from Milwaukee to Iowa City by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hiawatha Service
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$65 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus Suburban Express  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport Airport Express to Chicago O'hare
  2. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$44 - $68

7 alternative options

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4737
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$57 - $102

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal 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

$110 - $195

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Milwaukee to Iowa City 263.6 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MKE - CID

$184 - $937

Fly Milwaukee to Moline, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Moline (MLI) MKE - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$163 - $768

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  3. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milwaukee to Iowa City is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milwaukee to Iowa City is to drive which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $25 - $40.

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The distance between Milwaukee and Iowa City is 335 km. The road distance is 422 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to get from Milwaukee to Iowa City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milwaukee to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Milwaukee, Wi and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Clinton & Madison and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Milwaukee, WI, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Milwaukee to Iowa City via Chicago Amtrak, Il, Clinton & Madison, Harrison & Jefferson, and Chicago, IL in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Milwaukee to Iowa City hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Milwaukee to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
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 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 Milwaukee, Wi to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Coach USA
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
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

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