There are 6 ways to get from Purdue University to Iowa City by bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Suburban Express  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall 530pu
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$38 - $55

5 alternative options

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA 1205 / ...

$82 - $123

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Iowa City 327.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$202 - $795

Fly Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Cedar Rapids (CID) IND - CID

$229 - $1,012

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Moline, bus  •  6 h 20 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Iowa City is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Iowa City is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purdue University to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and arriving at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa via Oakbrook. IL - Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Iowa City is 256 miles. The road distance is 327.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Purdue University to Iowa City, including transfers.

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Purdue University to Iowa City bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall station.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Iowa City is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $800 and takes 6 h.

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 256.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Iowa City via Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and Oakbrook. IL - Mall in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Purdue University to Iowa City every 3 hours.

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 Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
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
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com
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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