There are 7 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.

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Train, bus  •  7 h 25 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

6 alternative options

Train, bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 7 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

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 14 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 32 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 48 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 17 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

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Michigan City to Iowa City without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Michigan City to Iowa City, including transfers.

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

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United Airlines and American 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 Michigan City to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 240.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

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 Jackson-Blue, take the subway to Clinton-Blue, 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 7 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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 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
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 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

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 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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