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Iowa City to Normal bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$55.00
Shortest Duration4h 20m
Trips per day2
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How much does a bus ticket from Iowa City to Normal cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Iowa City to Normal were $55.00.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Iowa City to Normal is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

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

The distance between Iowa City and Normal is approximately 154.25 miles, or 248.18 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Iowa City to Normal?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Iowa City to Normal by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Saturday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Iowa City to Normal?

On average there are 2 scheduled bus trips per day. Burlington Trailways has the most regularly scheduled departures from Iowa City to Normal, with an average of 2 trips per day and 35 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Iowa City to Normal. Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

1 carriers offer Iowa City to Normal bus trips

Burlington Trailways

Book Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Normal from $55.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Normal and you can expect on average to pay $55.00 for a Burlington Trailways ticket to Normal. In Iowa City, Burlington Trailways departs to Normal from Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St, In Normal, Burlington Trailways arrives at Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir,

An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Iowa City to Normal takes 4 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Normal in 4 hours and 20 minutes,

On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $55.00 for a weekend trip to Normal.

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Buses to Normal depart from one main station in Iowa City:
  • Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St
Buses from Iowa City arrive in Normal at one main station:
  • Uptown Station - 11 Uptown Cir