There are 10 ways to get from Joliet to Iowa City by bus, train, car 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 Suburban Express  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Joliet Union Station to Yorktown Center 834
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$21 - $32

9 alternative options

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Joliet Union Station to Downers Grove Metra 834
  2. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$44 - $65

Train, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$30 - $68

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$53 - $101

Train Amtrak, bus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
  4. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$88 - $173

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Joliet to Iowa City 197.6 miles

$19 - $28

Train, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h

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

$147 - $743

Train, fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  3. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Train, fly to Burlington, bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BRL) ORD - BRL
  3. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to Iowa City, IA

$101 - $142

Train, fly to Waterloo, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  3. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$192 - $757

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Joliet to Iowa City is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Joliet to Iowa City is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Joliet and Iowa City is 179 miles. The road distance is 197.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Joliet to Iowa City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Joliet station to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Joliet Union Station and arriving at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa via Yorktown Center and Oakbrook. IL - Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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

You can take a bus from Joliet to Iowa City via Yorktown Center, 22nd / Marriott Hotel, and Oakbrook. IL - Mall in around 6 h 43 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Train operators
Bus operators
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Joliet Union Station to Yorktown Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Bus from Joliet Union Station to Downers Grove Metra
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Book at
busline.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Galesburg Amtrak to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA
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 Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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