There are 8 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.

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Bus Suburban Express  •  6 h 35 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

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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 / ...

$46 - $68

Train, bus  •  7 h 3 min

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

$37 - $78

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 47 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

$58 - $108

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Joliet to Iowa City 197.6 miles

$19 - $28

Train, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5 h 56 min

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

$152 - $750

Train, fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 14 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

$106 - $149

Questions & Answers

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 35 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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The best way to get from Joliet to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Joliet to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Joliet to Iowa City bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Joliet Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Joliet to Iowa City bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Joliet to Iowa City is 198 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Joliet to Iowa City.

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

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There are 35+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Joliet to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 179.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
59 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
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
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 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
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 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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