There are 3 ways to get from Iowa City to DeKalb by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA 1201-1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, Ia to Dekalb 4566 / ...

$43 - $76

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to DeKalb 162 miles

$15 - $23

Fly, train, bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
  3. Take the bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb

$160 - $799

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to DeKalb. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Dekalb via Davenport, Ia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and DeKalb is 145 miles. The road distance is 162 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to DeKalb without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Iowa City to DeKalb, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Iowa City to DeKalb bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Dekalb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to DeKalb is 162 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Iowa City to DeKalb.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in DeKalb. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to DeKalb.
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  • Distance: 145.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to DeKalb via Davenport, IA and Davenport, Ia in around 4 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville
Ave. Duration
41 min
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Naperville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
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
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Naperville Rt59 to Dekalb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23

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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 .

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