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Buses from Iowa City to Galena

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Iowa City - Galena Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Iowa City to Galena. Traveling by bus from Iowa City to Galena usually takes around 9 hours and 15 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Shortest duration9h 15m
Cheapest price$94.75
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
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What bus companies travel from Iowa City to Galena?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Iowa City to Galena. Burlington Trailways is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways19h 15m$94.75
  • Burlington Trailways

    Burlington Trailways

    Book Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Galena from $95. Typically there is one Burlington Trailways schedule per day from Iowa City to Galena and you can expect on average to pay for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Galena. In Iowa City, Burlington Trailways departs to Galena from Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St . In Galena, Burlington Trailways arrives at McDonald's - Hwy 20 and Irvine St .

    An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Galena takes 9 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Galena.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Iowa City to Galena during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Iowa City to Galena?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 77 miles from Iowa City to Galena. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

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

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Iowa City?

There is usually only one bus per day from Iowa City to Galena. It leaves the station in Iowa City at 1:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus trips to Galena are there per day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Iowa City to Galena. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Iowa City

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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 Galena?

Main arrival station: McDonald's - Hwy 20 and Irvine St

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

All bus stations in Galena:

  • McDonald's - Hwy 20 and Irvine St

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