There are 4 ways to get from Iowa City to Champaign by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA 1201-1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Champaign, IL 1401

$66 - $96

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Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Champaign 244.6 miles

$24 - $35

Fly from Cedar Rapids  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Champaign (CMI) CID - CMI

$271 - $1,254

Bus to Moline, fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$177 - $841

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Champaign is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Champaign is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Champaign. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Champaign, IL via Davenport, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Champaign is 203 miles. The road distance is 244.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Champaign without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 42 min and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Iowa City to Champaign, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Iowa City, IA station.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Champaign is to bus which takes 6 h 42 min and costs $65 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $270 - $1,300 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Champaign, IL station.

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  • Distance: 203.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Champaign, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Champaign via Davenport, IA in around 6 h 42 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Iowa City to Champaign every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Moline to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Moline to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Champaign is 245 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Iowa City to Champaign.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Champaign Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Champaign. Prices start at $55 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 $22 - $35.

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