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

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Bus  •  7 h 5 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

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Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa 247.1 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to Cedar Rapids  •  4 h 51 min

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

$222 - $1,059

Fly to Moline, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Moline (MLI) CMI - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA

$243 - $1,094

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa. However, there are services departing from Champaign, IL and arriving at Iowa City, IA via Davenport, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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The distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and University of Iowa is 204 miles. The road distance is 247.1 miles.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa, including transfers.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Champaign, IL station.

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The best way to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $65 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Iowa City, IA station.

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Map of how to get from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa.
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  • Distance: 203.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa via Champaign, IL, Davenport, IA, and Iowa City, IA in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa hourly.

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American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 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
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 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
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Bus from Davenport, IA to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
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Yes, the driving distance between University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to drive from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign to University of Iowa.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Champaign Airport to Cedar Rapids Airport.

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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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