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There are 7 ways to get from Iowa City to Gurnee by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Windstar, train  •  7h 23m

  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

6 alternative options

Bus Burlington Trailways, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$51 - $71

Bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall 510ia / ...
  2. Take the bus from Woodfield Mall to Church / Maple 208

$29 - $42

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Gurnee 246.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly from Cedar Rapids, train, line 565 bus  •  6h 47m

  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

$147 - $738

Bus to Moline, fly, train  •  7h 11m

  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 Waterloo, fly, train  •  8h 43m

  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

$186 - $742

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Gurnee is to bus and train which costs $11 - $14 and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Gurnee is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4h 8m.

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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 7h 23m and costs $11 - $14.

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

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The quickest flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 11m.

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

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

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There are 78+ hotels available in Gurnee. 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 40m and costs $16 - $23.

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

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 / Maple, Evanston, Waukegan, and Waukegan Metra Station in around 8h 9m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $30
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
3h 55m
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 / Maple
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Waukegan Metra Station to Grand Ave & Greenview St
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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