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There are 10 ways to get from Iowa City to Sister Bay by bus, car, shuttle, night bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, drive  •  14h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Marinette, WI - Walmart
  4. Drive from Marinette, WI - Walmart to Sister Bay

Cheapest option

Bus, train, night bus  •  16h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, Ia to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  3. Take the night bus from Milwaukee, WI to Cedar River

8 alternative options

Bus, shuttle, night bus  •  16h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Moline, IL to O'Hare International Airport
  3. Take the bus from O'Hare Term 1,2,3 to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  4. Take the night bus from Milwaukee, WI to Cedar River

Bus, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive  •  16h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, Ia to Burlington, Ia
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  5. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Milwaukee to Marinette, WI - Walmart
  6. Drive from Marinette, WI - Walmart to Sister Bay

Night bus, train  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the night bus from Iowa City, Ia to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  3. Take the night bus from Milwaukee, WI to Cedar River

Drive  •  7h 13m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Sister Bay 396 miles

Fly to Escanaba, drive  •  10h 18m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Escanaba (ESC) CID - ESC
  2. Drive from Escanaba to Sister Bay

Fly to Iron Mountain, drive  •  9h 53m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Iron Mountain (IMT) CID - IMT
  2. Drive from Iron Mountain to Sister Bay

Fly to Green Bay, night bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Green Bay (GRB) CID - GRB
  2. Take the night bus from Green Bay, WI to Cedar River

Fly to Appleton, bus, night bus  •  14h 18m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Appleton (ATW) CID - ATW
  2. Take the bus from Appleton Amtrak Station to Green Bay Amtrak Station
  3. Take the night bus from Green Bay, WI to Cedar River
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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Sister Bay is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Iowa City to Sister Bay is to drive. Taking this option will cost $35 - $60 and takes 7h 13m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Sister Bay is 331 miles. The road distance is 396 miles.

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It takes approximately 14h 3m to get from Iowa City to Sister Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Escanaba Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 36m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Sister Bay is 396 miles. It takes approximately 7h 13m to drive from Iowa City to Sister Bay.

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Delta offers flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Escanaba Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Sister Bay. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Sister Bay.
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  • Distance: 330.9 miles
  • Duration: 14h 3m

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

There is no direct connection from Iowa City to Sister Bay. However, you can take the bus to Chicago, take the bus to Milwaukee, take the Amtrak Thruway to Marinette, WI - Walmart, then take the drive to Sister Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Iowa City to Sister Bay via Moline Airport, Moline, IL, O'Hare International Airport, O'Hare Term 1,2,3, Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak, Milwaukee, WI, and Cedar River in around 16h 2m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Escanaba via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Iron Mountain via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Green Bay via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Green Bay via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $350
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Appleton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Appleton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Green Bay via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Appleton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Appleton via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Green Bay via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Appleton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $80
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $60
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$20 - $28
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Marinette, WI - Walmart
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Appleton Amtrak Station to Green Bay Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Act II Transport
Website
actiitransportation.com
Shuttle from Moline, IL to O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
actiitransportation.com
Wisconsin Coach Lines
Phone
+1 262-671-2538
Email
wisconsincoach@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from O'Hare Term 1,2,3 to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
Commuter and Intercity
$5 - $6
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Milwaukee, WI to Cedar River
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Night bus from Green Bay, WI to Cedar River
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, Ia to Burlington, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Appleton, WI to Green Bay Transit, WI
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
golamers.com

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