The cheapest busesfrom Chicago to Iowa City

Showing times and prices for 2023-09-29





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Chicago to Iowa City will cost around $70 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $68.

Journey Summary

Journey Summary

Chicago to Iowa City bus information

timelapseAvg. bus duration4h 53m
attach_moneyBus ticket price$68
place Bus depart fromChicago
pin_drop Bus arrive inIowa City
directions_transit Bus companiesBurlington Trailways

The fastest busesfrom Chicago to Iowa City

Showing times and prices for 2023-09-29


4h 45m


4h 53m

Trips per day




These direct buses cover the 10730km distance in an average of 4h 53m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4h 45m

Travel tips

Bus from Chicago to Iowa City

Travel by bus to Iowa City easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Chicago to Iowa City.
  • How to get to Iowa City from Chicago?

  • On average you find 3 daily schedules to Iowa City from Chicago. Usually, there are 21 bus departures every week on this route. Burlington Trailways bus lines operate the largest daily fleet to Iowa City. It is an average of 3 bus schedules per day and 90 trips every month. On peak seasons bus companies may increase the number of available vehicles.
  • How to get cheap bus tickets from Chicago to Iowa City?

  • There is a total of 1 bus companies operating this trip. Burlington Trailways offer a total of 3 bus schedules from Chicago to Iowa City. Keep in mind that this 1 road operator(s) have different ticket prices and service offers shown on the bus timetable. Burlington Trailways tickets are available for $68. It is the lower trip price you can get on 2023-09-29. Compare all bus fare prices that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability. Take time and check customers 32 reviews for Burlington Trailways bus services. Users reviews best describe the real bus trip experience. The company score relates to bus quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing bus prices. Bus booking in advance is the best way to find Iowa City cheap tickets.
  • How far apart is Iowa City from Chicago?

  • The bus traveling length from Chicago to Iowa City is around 4h 53m. Burlington Trailways schedules advertise it has the fastest transportation from Chicago. Selecting this company, you probably arrive in about 4h 45m in Iowa City.
  • Where are Chicago and Iowa City bus stations?

  • For this trip to Iowa City, you can get on board at Chicago Bus Station. Moreover, get off the bus at Iowa City.
  • BusBuster displayed travel information

  • BusBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest bus ticket. Explore all available tools and 32 user reviews to best choose between Burlington Trailways. BusBuster does not sell tickets. If you want to purchase bus tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Burlington Trailways website. Reserve your bus seat to Iowa City in advance and have a nice trip.
  • How much is bus ticket from Chicago to Iowa City?

  • Burlington Trailways tickets to Iowa City costs between $68 and USD 75.00 each seat As mentioned before, you will find on Burlington Trailways to Iowa City low-cost tickets for only $68. This bus leaves at 16:00 from Chicago bus station or stop at Chicago Bus Station. On the contrary, the bus leaving at 11:30 have the most expensive ticket to Iowa City for about USD 75.00.
  • Which is the best way for bus booking?

  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket. The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your bus ticket online at Burlington Trailways website. Alternatively, you can book by phone or directly at the counter. Burlington Trailways phone number: 800 992 4618 Find out more on search and buy cheap bus tickets in North America.
  • When is the first and last bus to Iowa City?

  • The first bus time to Iowa City is at 11:30. The bus timetable may vary during weekdays. The last departure time from Chicago is at 21:00.
  • How to get ticket refund on Burlington Trailways?

  • Note that companies have different policies regarding fare types and changes. Find more information on bus company page.