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There are 7 ways to get from Purdue University to Iowa City by bus, car, shuttle or plane

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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

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Bus Burlington Trailways  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Davenport, IA
  3. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$86 - $126

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Iowa City 327.5 miles

$30 - $50

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID

$196 - $783

Shuttle to Indianapolis, fly to Cedar Rapids  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Cedar Rapids (CID) IND - CID

$223 - $1,000

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Moline (MLI) ORD - MLI
  3. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

Shuttle to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Waterloo, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  3. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA

$235 - $787

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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 quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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

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Iowa City is 1 h behind Purdue University. It is currently 6:37 AM in Purdue University and 5:37 AM in Iowa City.

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.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
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
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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
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busline.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Bus from West Lafayette, IN - Purdue Memorial Union to Champaign, IL -UIUC
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Lafayette Limo
Phone
+1(765)4973828
Website
lafayettelimo.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL - O'Hare Intl Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.com
Book at
lafayettelimo.ontimereservations.com
Shuttle from Lafayette, IN to Indianapolis International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lafayettelimo.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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Yes, the driving distance between Purdue University to Iowa City is 328 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Purdue University 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 36+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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