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

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Bus Suburban Express, train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall 510ia / ...
  2. Take the train from Cumberland to Harvard Up-Nw

$94 - $122

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Bus  •  8h 1m

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

$88 - $114

5 alternative options

Bus Burlington Trailways, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Fox Lake Md-N

$123 - $158

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Lake Geneva 223.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly from Cedar Rapids, bus, taxi  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Kenosha, WI
  3. Take a taxi from Kenosha, WI to Lake Geneva

$237 - $856

Bus to Moline, fly, bus  •  5h 3m

  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 bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Kenosha, WI

$289 - $534

Bus to Waterloo, fly, bus  •  6h 35m

  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 bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Kenosha, WI

$276 - $860

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Lake Geneva is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Lake Geneva is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 44m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Lake Geneva is 172 miles. The road distance is 223.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Lake Geneva without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 12m and costs $90 - $130.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Iowa City to Lake Geneva, 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 Lake Geneva is 224 miles. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Iowa City to Lake Geneva.

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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 35+ hotels available in Lake Geneva. Prices start at $74 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 Lake Geneva.
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  • Distance: 172.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Lake Geneva, WI, USA?

Suburban Express operates a bus from Iowa City to Lake Geneva 3 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $30 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

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 Cumberland to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Fox Lake
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
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
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
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Kenosha, WI
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.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
Other operators
Taxi from Kenosha, WI to Lake Geneva
Ave. Duration
34m
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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