Find bus tickets from Milwaukee to Iowa City
Milwaukee to Iowa City bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||7h 50m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Milwaukee 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 bus 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, bus 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 bus ticket from Milwaukee to Iowa City?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $40.50 was the low point for bus fares from Milwaukee to Iowa City. Buses from Iowa City to Milwaukee are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $40.50 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 208 miles (335 kilometers) from Milwaukee, WI to Iowa City, IA. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Iowa City. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milwaukee?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Milwaukee to Iowa City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
What bus companies travel from Milwaukee to Iowa City?
There is one bus company that operates from Milwaukee to Iowa City. Greyhound is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
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Where does the bus leave from in Milwaukee?
Most buses depart from the main station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave
Where does the bus arrive in Iowa City?
All buses from Milwaukee arrive at one main station in Iowa City, Iowa:
- Burlington Trailways Station - 170 E Court St
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