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There are 9 ways to get from Iowa City to Ann Arbor by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Cedar Rapids to Detroit  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Detroit (DTW) CID - DTW

$183 - $384

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Bus, Megabus  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the Megabus from Chicago to Briarwood Mall

$26 - $39

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Bus to Moline, fly to Detroit  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Detroit (DTW) MLI - DTW

$134 - $680

Fly Cedar Rapids to Toledo, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Toledo (TOL) CID - TOL
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, OH to Ann Arbor, MI

$303 - $1,396

Bus, train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station Wolverine

$47 - $122

Bus, train via Iowa City, IA  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station Wolverine

$85 - $177

Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 510ia / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI 5509 / 5534 / ...

$48 - $101

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City to Davenport, IA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Davenport to Galesburg
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ann Arbor Amtrak Station

Drive  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Ann Arbor 448.8 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Ann Arbor is to bus and Megabus which costs $26 - $40 and takes 10 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Ann Arbor is to fly which costs $180 - $390 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Ann Arbor. However, there are services departing from Iowa City - Coralville and arriving at Michigan Union via Chicago and Briarwood Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Ann Arbor is 405 miles. The road distance is 448.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Ann Arbor without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 31 min and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Iowa City to Ann Arbor, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Iowa City - Coralville station.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Ann Arbor is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $180 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus and Megabus, which costs $26 - $40 and takes 10 h 6 min.

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The quickest flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Detroit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 41 min.

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Iowa City to Ann Arbor bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Briarwood Mall station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Ann Arbor.
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  • Distance: 404.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Ann Arbor, MI, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Iowa City to Ann Arbor every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iowa City to Ann Arbor via Chicago and Briarwood Mall in around 10 h 6 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $480
Flights from Moline to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Toledo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Toledo via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Detroit via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from Moline to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Moline to Detroit via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Toledo via Punta Gorda
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Train operators
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 Ann Arbor Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ann Arbor, MI
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Davenport to Galesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Ann Arbor is 1 h ahead of Iowa City. It is currently 11:08 PM in Iowa City and 12:08 AM in Ann Arbor.

Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Ann Arbor is 449 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to drive from Iowa City to Ann Arbor.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Detroit Airport.

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There are 108+ hotels available in Ann Arbor. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids Airport is to line 1490 bus which takes 40 min and costs $16 - $23.

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