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There are 4 ways to get from Iowa City to Madison by bus, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Madison.
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  • Distance: 146.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Madison via Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, IA in around 8 hours 15 minutes. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Iowa City to Madison hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Madison via Denver
Avg. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Madison via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Madison via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Madison via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Avg. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque, IA
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Avg. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Madison, WI University
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

How far is it from Iowa City to Madison?

The distance between Iowa City and Madison is 235 km. The road distance is 282 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Madison?

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Madison is to drive which costs $21 and takes 3 hours 14 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Iowa City to Madison?

The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Madison is to drive which takes 3 hours 14 minutes and costs $21.

Is there a direct bus between Iowa City and Madison?

No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Madison. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin via Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 hours 15 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Iowa City to Madison?

It takes approximately 8 hours 15 minutes to get from Iowa City to Madison, including transfers.