There are 4 ways to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Davenport, IA 1401
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$65 - $96

3 alternative options

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  •  4 h 43 min

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

$222 - $1,059

Fly to Moline, bus  •  5 h 18 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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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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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City, including transfers.

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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 Champaign, IL and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Davenport, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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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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Map of how to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City.
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  • Distance: 204.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 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 Champaign, IL and Davenport, IA in around 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to Iowa City hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Bus operators
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
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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