There are 7 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City 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 to Cedar Rapids  •  2 h 37 min

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

$148 - $688

Cheapest option

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  6 h 13 min

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

$29 - $70

5 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  3 h

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

Fly to Burlington, bus  •  4 h 13 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 - $133

Bus Suburban Express  •  5 h 5 min

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

$59 - $70

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia 4567 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$50 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City 218.5 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 37 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City is to fly which costs $140 - $700 and takes 2 h 37 min.

More details

The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Iowa City is 189 miles. The road distance is 218.5 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City, including transfers.

More details

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

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City is to fly which takes 2 h 37 min and costs $140 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $70 and takes 5 h 5 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 189 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City hourly. Alternatively, Suburban Express operates a bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City once a week. Tickets cost $19 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 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
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
Bus operators
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
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
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 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
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
Book at
busline.com
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
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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