There are 8 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 42 min

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

$148 - $688

Cheapest option

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  6 h 32 min

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

$29 - $70

6 alternative options

Fly to Moline, bus  •  2 h 57 min

  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

Fly to Waterloo, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$193 - $707

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 distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Iowa City is 302 km. The road distance is 350 km.

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.

The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $140 - $700.

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.

It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Iowa City, including transfers.

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 every 3 hours. 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
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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 Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
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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