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

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Bus Burlington Trailways  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1203 / ...

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus Suburban Express  •  6h 58m

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

$23 - $36

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Bnsf / ...
  2. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA 1201 / ...

$42 - $94

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Chicago to University of Iowa 223.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4h 37m

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

$138 - $728

Fly to Moline, bus  •  4h 50m

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

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

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

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

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The distance between Chicago and University of Iowa is 203 miles. The road distance is 223.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Iowa without a car is to bus which takes 4h 54m and costs $40 - $60.

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The bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA takes 4h 45m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Chicago to University of Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to University of Iowa is to bus which takes 4h 54m and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $750 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 1m.

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Chicago to University of Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to University of Iowa.
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  • Distance: 203.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 54m

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 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4h 45m. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago to University of Iowa every 3 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
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busline.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to University of Iowa is 224 miles. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Chicago to University of Iowa.

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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 University of Iowa. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs $2 - $5.

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