There are 6 ways to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Burlington Trailways  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi 4716 / ...

$44 - $100

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Bus, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Hiawatha Service

$55 - $122

Bus Suburban Express  •  7 h 28 min

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

$46 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Iowa City to Milwaukee 264.6 miles

$25 - $40

Fly from Cedar Rapids, train  •  6 h 43 min

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

$152 - $746

Bus to Moline, fly, train  •  6 h 55 min

  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 4 h 20 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Wisconsin. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Milwaukee, Wi via Harrison & Jefferson and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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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 6 h 54 min and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Iowa City to Wisconsin, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cedar Rapids Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Iowa City to Wisconsin bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Milwaukee, Wi station.

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

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  • Distance: 214 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Milwaukee via Chicago, IL, Harrison & Jefferson, Harrison & Morgan, and Chicago, Il in around 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Moline to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
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
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa to Schaumburg, IL - Woodfield Mall
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Coach USA
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Iowa City - Coralville to Moline Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Cedar Rapids Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 22+ 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 40 min and costs $22 - $35.

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