There are 4 ways to get from Naperville to Iowa City by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$40 - $60

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Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Naperville to Iowa City 195 miles

$19 - $28

Train, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5 h 10 min

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

$151 - $748

Train, fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Naperville, IL and arriving at Iowa City, IA. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Naperville and Iowa City is 176 miles. The road distance is 195 miles.

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The best way to get from Naperville to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 46 min and costs $40 - $60.

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The bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA takes 3 h 46 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Naperville to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Naperville, IL station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Naperville to Iowa City bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Naperville to Iowa City is 195 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Naperville to Iowa City.

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  • Distance: 175.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

Burlington Trailways operates a bus from Naperville to Iowa City 5 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 46 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Naperville to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
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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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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