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There are 5 ways to get from Arlington Heights to Iowa City by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$21 - $32

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Bus via Chicago  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1203 / ...

$48 - $70

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Arlington Heights to Iowa City 222.2 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Arlington Heights to Jefferson Park
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$143 - $733

Fly to Moline, bus  •  4h 46m

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

$193 - $429

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The cheapest way to get from Arlington Heights to Iowa City is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Arlington Heights to Iowa City is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arlington Heights to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Northwest Hwy./Vail and arriving at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa via Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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The distance between Arlington Heights and Iowa City is 186 miles. The road distance is 222.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington Heights to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 5h 39m and costs $20 - $35.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Arlington Heights to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Arlington Heights to Iowa City bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Arlington Heights to Iowa City bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arlington Heights to Iowa City is 222 miles. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Arlington Heights to Iowa City.

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  • Distance: 186.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

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

Suburban Express operates a bus from Arlington Heights to Iowa City once a week. Tickets cost $19 - $30 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Arlington Heights to Jefferson Park
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Metra
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
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Burlington Trailways
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

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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