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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City by bus, car, subway or plane

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Bus Suburban Express  •  5 h 22 min

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

$32 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  5 h 57 min

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

$31 - $72

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City 219.4 miles

$21 - $35

Subway, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$146 - $744

Subway, fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the subway from Midway to Harold Washington Library
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  3. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Fly to Burlington, bus  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BRL) ORD - BRL
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to Iowa City, IA

$100 - $143

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Chicago Midway Airport and arriving at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa via Oakbrook. IL - Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) and Iowa City is 197 miles. The road distance is 219.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Oakbrook. IL - Mall station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) 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 Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City.

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  • Distance: 196.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

Suburban Express operates a bus from Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) to Iowa City once a week. Tickets cost $19 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Train operators
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
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busline.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. 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
Ave. 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 Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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