Iowa City to Cedar Rapids bus

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Iowa City - Cedar Rapids Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. Traveling by bus from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids usually takes around 35 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance23 mi (37 km)
Shortest duration0h 35m
Cheapest price$21.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids?

$26.62 is the average price of a bus ticket from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

If you're planning on taking a bus from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $18 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. Burlington Trailways is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways20h 35m$26.72
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids from $22. There are 2 Burlington Trailways schedules from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Cedar Rapids. In Iowa City, Burlington Trailways departs to Cedar Rapids from Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St and no other station. In Cedar Rapids, Burlington Trailways arrives at Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID) and no other station.

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids takes 0 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Cedar Rapids.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 35 minutes to cover the 37 kilometers from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Cedar Rapids at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

City Information

Iowa City

Iowa City, IA - IOW-0

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Iowa City, IA - IOW-1

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The old capital city of Iowa, Iowa City, is a historic area with plenty of quaint old buildings and beautiful landmarks. The most notable attraction is the Old Capitol Building in the middle of the University of Iowa's campus. The building's first floor is a museum dedicated to the state's history so that you can brush up on your Hawkeye State knowledge (we'll get you started: the Iowa state rock is the geode!). For more history and culture, hit up Plum Grove, the home of the first Governor of Iowa, and the University of Iowa Art Museum.

Thanks to its lively cultural scene, Iowa City's food scene is vibrant and diverse. One of the must-try establishments in the city is Short's Burger and Shine, which features a wide variety of burgers made from locally sourced meat. In addition, the Hamburg Inn No. 2 is an award-winning restaurant, with visitors including many past presidents.

Bus service to Iowa City arrives right downtown for easy access to Iowa City's highlights. Although there is a small municipal airport in Iowa City, most commercial flights will depart from nearby Cedar Rapids Airport or even from Des Moines, about 100 miles away.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Iowa City?

Main departure station: Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St

The Burlington Trailways Station in Iowa City is part of the Court St Transportation Center near downtown. Buses usually board outside the multi-story parking garage on Court Street. The station includes a large indoor waiting area with seating, restrooms, and even a charging station for your devices. You can walk to three hotels, a sushi restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, a Starbucks, and a bar in the immediate area, so you definitely won't have to travel hungry or thirsty. Greyhound and Burlington Trailways buses depart from this station and connect Iowa City to Des Moines, Chicago, Omaha, and more cities throughout the Midwest.

All bus stations in Iowa City:

  • Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St

Where does the bus arrive in Cedar Rapids?

Main arrival station: Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID)

All buses from Iowa City arrive at one main station in Cedar Rapids.

Bus stations in Cedar Rapids:

  • Cedar Rapids (Airport - CID)

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