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There are 8 ways to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus via Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA 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

$87 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus via Oakbrook Mall  •  12h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners
  3. Take the bus from Brookfield, WI - Goerkes Corners to Eau Claire, WI - UW

$77 - $145

6 alternative options

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
  2. Take the bus from Ames, IA to St. Paul 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI 915

$110 - $163

Bus  •  12h 40m

  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

$87 - $146

Drive  •  5h 27m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Eau Claire 275.4 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Cedar Rapids to Eau Claire  •  6h 22m

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

$366 - $1,648

Fly Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis, shuttle  •  5h 33m

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

$203 - $486

Bus to Moline, fly to Minneapolis, shuttle  •  6h 18m

  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

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Eau Claire. However, there are services departing from Iowa City and arriving at Eau Claire, WI - UW via Cedar Rapids,IA, Dubuque, IA and Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 10m.

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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 12h 10m and costs $85 - $150.

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It takes approximately 12h 10m 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 Cedar Rapids,IA station.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire is to bus which takes 12h 10m and costs $85 - $150. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $360 - $1,700 and takes 6h 22m.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Eau Claire Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Iowa City to Eau Claire bus services, operated by Badger Bus, arrive at Eau Claire, WI - UW station.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Eau Claire.
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  • Distance: 218.9 miles
  • Duration: 12h 10m

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 Cedar Rapids,IA, Dubuque, IA, Dubuque, IA, Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin, and Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison in around 12h 10m. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Iowa City to Eau Claire every 4 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Eau Claire via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
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
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Bus from Brookfield, WI - Goerkes Corners to Eau Claire, WI - UW
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Waukesha, WI - Goerke's Corners
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Groome Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from MSP Terminal 2 to Eau Claire
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Eau Claire is 275 miles. It takes approximately 5h 27m 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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There are 31+ hotels available in Eau Claire. Prices start at $64 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 40m and costs $16 - $23.

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