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Journey Information

Chicago to Iowa City coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£22.75
Shortest Duration4h 45m
Trips per day7
Coach lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Chicago to Iowa City right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most coach companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, coach companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a coach ticket from Chicago to Iowa City?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £22.75 was the low point for coach fares from Chicago to Iowa City. Coaches from Iowa City to Chicago are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £22.75 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £12.19 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 6 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 202 miles (324 kilometers) from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA. However, the fastest coach only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Chicago?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Chicago to Iowa City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Chicago to Iowa City every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

What coach companies travel from Chicago to Iowa City?

There are a couple of coach lines that have daily service from Chicago, Illinois to Iowa City, Iowa. Of these two services, Burlington Trailways usually offers more choice, with 4 coach trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways44h 58m£25.19
Greyhound39h 51m£33.15

Where does the coach leave from in Chicago?

Coaches to Iowa City leave from multiple locations in Chicago, Illinois. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Bus Station - 630 W Harrison St
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
  • 5800 N Cumberland Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Iowa City?

All coaches from Chicago arrive at one main station in Iowa City, Iowa:

  • Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St

Price trends for coaches from Chicago to Iowa City

Average prices by travel date

£35£24£12NovDec

Monthly average prices

£39£31£24£16£8DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

£39£31£24£16£83020100

coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
4.8
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Burlington Trailways report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Taylor
4.0
13 February 2020Visiting friends
Cons
Could have left earlier/on-time

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