There are 2 ways to get from Iowa City to Western Illinois University by bus, train or car

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, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak

$74 - $121

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Western Illinois University 126.8 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The distance between Iowa City and Western Illinois University is 94 miles. The road distance is 126.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Western Illinois University without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Iowa City to Western Illinois University, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Western Illinois University is 127 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Iowa City to Western Illinois University.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Western Illinois University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Western Illinois University.
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  • Distance: 94.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Western Illinois University, IL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Iowa City to Western Illinois University. However, you can take the bus to Davenport, IA, take the bus to Galesburg Amtrak, take the train to Macomb Amtrak, then take the walk to Western Illinois University. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Western Illinois University.

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Macomb Amtrak
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Davenport to Galesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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