There are 4 ways to get from Bloomington to Iowa City by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Davenport, IA 1401
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$59 - $88

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Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Iowa City 195.1 miles

$19 - $28

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Cedar Rapids (CID) BMI - CID

$303 - $1,536

Fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 47 min

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Bloomington/Normal, IL and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Davenport, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Bloomington and Iowa City is 156 miles. The road distance is 195.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Bloomington to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Bloomington to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Bloomington/Normal, IL station.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Iowa City is to bus which takes 4 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 6 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bloomington Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 6 min and has one stopover.

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Bloomington to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloomington to Iowa City is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to drive from Bloomington to Iowa City.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Bloomington Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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  • Distance: 156 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Bloomington to Iowa City via Davenport, IA in around 4 h 58 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Bloomington to Iowa City every 3 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Flights from Bloomington to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Flights from Bloomington to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Bloomington to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
Flights from Bloomington to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Bloomington to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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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
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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There are 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Bloomington Airport is to bus which takes 32 min and costs .

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