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Recommended option

Bus Suburban Express  •  6 h 47 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

6 alternative options

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  11 h 6 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

$96 - $147

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to University of Iowa 328.5 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids  •  6 h 15 min

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

$202 - $795

Fly Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids  •  8 h 2 min

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

$229 - $1,012

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Moline, bus  •  8 h 3 min

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

$273 - $540

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo, bus, line 1494 bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Cedar Rapids,IA
  3. Take the line 1494 bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Iowa City

$247 - $809

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

You can take a bus from Purdue University to University of Iowa via Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall, Oakbrook. IL - Mall, and Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa in around 6 h 47 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Purdue University to University of Iowa every 3 hours.

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 Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
54 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Moline
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 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
Book at
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 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
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Iowa City
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Purdue University and University of Iowa is 410 km. The road distance is 526 km.

The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to University of Iowa is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Purdue University to University of Iowa is to drive which takes 5 h 24 min and costs $30 - $50.

No, there is no direct bus from Purdue University to University of Iowa. 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 47 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Purdue University to University of Iowa, including transfers.