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There are 5 ways to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City by bus, car or plane

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Bus Suburban Express  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Oak Brook, IL - Oakbrook Mall
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa 731ia

$52 - $70

4 alternative options

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Davenport, IA 1487
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA 1201 / ...

$66 - $101

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City 246.2 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Cedar Rapids (CID) CMI - CID

$222 - $1,059

Fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Moline (MLI) CMI - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Iowa City - Coralville

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The cheapest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City. However, there are services departing from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, and arriving at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa via Oakbrook. IL - Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Iowa City is 204 miles. The road distance is 246.2 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City, including transfers.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City bus services, operated by Illini Shuttle, depart from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, station.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs $50 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 36 min and has one stopover.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City bus services, operated by Suburban Express, arrive at Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa station.

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Map of how to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 204.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, IL, USA and Iowa City, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City via Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall,, Oak Brook, IL - Oakbrook Mall, and Oakbrook. IL - Mall in around 7 h 17 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Bus operators
Illini Shuttle
Website
illinishuttle.com
Bus from Urbana, IL - U. Of I. Altgeld Hall, to Oak Brook, IL - Oakbrook Mall
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
illinishuttle.com
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busline.com
Suburban Express
Website
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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Champaign, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once 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 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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 University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City is 246 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Iowa City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $20 - $24.

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