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There are 2 ways to get from Iowa City to Waterloo by bus or car

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Line 1494 bus, bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the line 1494 bus from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids,IA 1494 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Waterloo, IA 1486

$36 - $53

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Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Waterloo 82.3 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Waterloo is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Waterloo is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Iowa City and arriving at Waterloo, IA via Cedar Rapids,IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Waterloo is 71 miles. The road distance is 82.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Waterloo without a car is to line 1494 bus and bus which takes 2h 30m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Iowa City to Waterloo, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Waterloo bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Iowa City station.

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Iowa City to Waterloo bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Waterloo, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Waterloo is 82 miles. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Iowa City to Waterloo.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Waterloo. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 71.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Waterloo via Cedar Rapids,IA in around 2h 30m.

Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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

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