There are 8 ways to get from Iowa City to Gurnee by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Windstar, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$11 - $13

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Bus Burlington Trailways, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$38 - $76

Bus, line 208 bus, line 272 bus, line 574 bus, line 565 bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall
  2. Take the line 208 bus from Woodfield Mall to Church/Cumberland 208
  3. Take the line 272 bus from Golf Mill Shopping Ctr to Hawthorn Mall 272
  4. Take the line 574 bus from Hawthorn Mall to College of Lake County 574
  5. Take the line 565 bus from College of Lake County to Grand Ave & N Greenleaf St/Old Grand Ave 565

$23 - $34

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Gurnee 246.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly from Cedar Rapids, train, line 565 bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan
  3. Take the line 565 bus from Waukegan Metra Station to Grand Ave & Greenview St

$153 - $746

Bus to Moline, fly, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Fly from Moline (MLI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MLI - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$199 - $416

Bus to Burlington, fly, train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Burlington, IA
  2. Fly from Burlington (BRL) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) BRL - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$108 - $145

Bus to Waterloo, fly, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$198 - $760

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Gurnee. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa and arriving at Grand Ave & N Greenleaf St/Old Grand Ave via Woodfield Mall, Golf Mill Shopping Ctr, Hawthorn Mall and College of Lake County. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 11 min.

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The distance between Iowa City and Gurnee is 194 miles. The road distance is 246.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Gurnee without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Iowa City to Gurnee, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Gurnee bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 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 Gurnee bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Grand Ave & N Greenleaf St/Old Grand Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Gurnee is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Iowa City to Gurnee.

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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 84+ hotels available in Gurnee. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Gurnee.
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  • Distance: 193.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Gurnee via Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall, Woodfield Mall, Church/Cumberland, Golf Mill Shopping Ctr, Hawthorn Mall, and College of Lake County in around 9 h 11 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
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Burlington to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 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 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Woodfield Mall to Church/Cumberland
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Golf Mill Shopping Ctr to Hawthorn Mall
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Hawthorn Mall to College of Lake County
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from College of Lake County to Grand Ave & N Greenleaf St/Old Grand Ave
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Waukegan Metra Station to Grand Ave & Greenview St
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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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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