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There are 8 ways to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Suburban Express  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 510ia / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...

$52 - $80

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Bus Windstar, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$30 - $62

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Bus Burlington Trailways, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$68 - $117

Bus Suburban Express, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 510ia / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$51 - $96

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City to Davenport, IA
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, Ia to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi

$61 - $121

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Milwaukee 264.6 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Cedar Rapids, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Kenosha

$146 - $738

Bus to Moline, fly, train  •  7h 8m

  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 train from Clybourn to Kenosha

$198 - $416

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The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Wisconsin. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa and arriving at Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak via Oakbrook Mall and Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 41m.

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The distance between Iowa City and Wisconsin is 214 miles. The road distance is 264.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin without a car is to bus which takes 6h 41m and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin, including transfers.

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Iowa City to Wisconsin bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa station.

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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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Iowa City to Wisconsin bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa City to Wisconsin is 265 miles. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Iowa City to Wisconsin.

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Map of how to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin.
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  • Distance: 214 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Milwaukee via Oakbrook. IL - Mall, Oakbrook Mall, Terminal 2, Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport, and Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport in around 6h 41m.

Airlines
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
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
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Kenosha
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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 Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.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 Iowa City to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Davenport, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35

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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 21+ hotels available in Wisconsin. Prices start at $55 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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