There are 6 ways to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus Jefferson Lines  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to St. Paul 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI 915

$106 - $149

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Bus via Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 121
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Eau Claire, WI - UW

$98 - $159

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Eau Claire 275.4 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Cedar Rapids to Eau Claire  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Eau Claire (EAU) CID - EAU

$372 - $1,656

Fly Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis, shuttle  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Minneapolis (MSP) CID - MSP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from MSP Terminal 2 to Eau Claire

$209 - $494

Bus to Moline, fly to Minneapolis, shuttle  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Minneapolis (MSP) MLI - MSP
  3. Take a shuttle bus from MSP Terminal 2 to Eau Claire

$160 - $720

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Eau Claire. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI via Des Moines, IA and St. Paul. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 6 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Eau Claire is 219 miles. The road distance is 275.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire is to bus which takes 10 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Eau Claire Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Eau Claire bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Eau Claire is 275 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from Iowa City to Eau Claire.

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

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire.
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  • Distance: 218.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 6 min

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Eau Claire, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Eau Claire via Des Moines, IA and St. Paul in around 10 h 6 min. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Iowa City to Eau Claire every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Eau Claire via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Eau Claire, WI - UW
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from MSP Terminal 2 to Eau Claire
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
groometransportation.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 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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There are 30+ hotels available in Eau Claire. Prices start at $63 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 .

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