There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to University of Iowa by bus, car or plane

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

Bus  •  4 h 54 min

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

$27 - $65

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 58 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 / ...

$48 - $94

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to University of Iowa 223.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4 h 31 min

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

$144 - $740

Fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline, Il to Davenport, Ia
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$215 - $485

Fly to Burlington, bus  •  6 h 5 min

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

$98 - $139

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and University of Iowa, IA, USA?

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Chicago to University of Iowa hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to University of Iowa every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
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
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 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
Bus from Moline, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
Bus from Moline, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$7 - $10
Flexible
$12 - $15

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago and University of Iowa is 325 km. The road distance is 358 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to University of Iowa is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Chicago to University of Iowa is to drive which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $21 - $35.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Iowa City, IA. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

The bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA takes 4 h 45 min including transfers and departs hourly.