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Naperville - Iowa City Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Naperville to Iowa City. Traveling by bus from Naperville to Iowa City usually takes around 4 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Burlington Trailways bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance174 mi (280 km)
Shortest duration3h 50m
Cheapest price$77.74
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Naperville to Iowa City?

$81.83 is the average price of a bus ticket from Naperville to Iowa City. Any tickets cheaper than $81.83 can be considered a good deal. 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

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Naperville to Iowa City, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $63. However, taking the bus from Naperville to Iowa City during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $91. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What bus companies travel from Naperville to Iowa City?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Naperville to Iowa City. 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 Trailways24h 6m$89.09
  • Book Burlington Trailways from Naperville to Iowa City from $78. There are 2 Burlington Trailways schedules from Naperville to Iowa City and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Iowa City. In Naperville, Burlington Trailways departs to Iowa City from 105 E Fourth Ave and no other station. In Iowa City, Burlington Trailways arrives at Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St and no other station.

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Naperville to Iowa City takes 4 hours and 6 minutes , while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Iowa City in 3 hours and 50 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 280 kilometers from Naperville to Iowa City. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Naperville to Iowa City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Naperville to Iowa City. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

City Information

Iowa City

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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 Naperville?

Main departure station: 105 E Fourth Ave

Most buses depart from the main station in Naperville.

All bus stations in Naperville:

  • 105 E Fourth Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Iowa City?

Main arrival 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.

Bus stations in Iowa City:

  • Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St

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