There are 8 ways to get from Michigan City to Iowa City by train, bus, 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

Train, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St. Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$39 - $78

7 alternative options

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St. Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Davenport, Ia
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$60 - $108

Train, bus via Galesburg Amtrak  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St. Ssl
  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

$97 - $183

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Michigan City to Iowa City 265.4 miles

$26 - $40

Train, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$154 - $750

Train, fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
  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 49 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BRL) ORD - BRL
  3. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to Iowa City, IA

$108 - $149

Train, fly to Waterloo, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  3. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$199 - $764

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The cheapest way to get from Michigan City to Iowa City is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Michigan City to Iowa City is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Michigan City and Iowa City is 241 miles. The road distance is 265.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Michigan City to Iowa City, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Michigan City to Iowa City. However, you can take the train to Van Buren St., take the walk to Michigan & Washington, take the line 60 bus to Harrison & Jefferson, take the walk to Chicago, IL, then take the bus to Iowa City, IA. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Michigan City to Iowa City via Van Buren St., Michigan & Van Buren, Peoria & Van Buren, Chicago, Il, Davenport, Ia, and Davenport, IA in around 9 h 16 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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from 11th St. to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
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
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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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