The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, located about 25 miles north of Iowa City, has direct flights from 12 cities including Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, Atlanta and Phoenix.
Iowa City is located in east central Iowa, about 1 hour west of the Illinois border. I-80 runs east-west through Iowa City, while I-380 runs north to Cedar Rapids and Rt. 27 runs south to St. Louis:
I-380 south from Cedar Rapids (.5 hours); Rt. 27 north from St. Louis (4.5 hours); I-80 east from Des Moines (1 hour); I-88/I-88 east from Chicago (4 hours); I-35/I-380 from Minneapolis/St. Paul (5 hours).
Iowa City is accessible by Greyhound Bus Lines from multiple cities. The Greyhound Bus Station is located at 170 E. Court Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Iowa City is accessible by MegaBus from Des Moines and Chicago. The MegaBus drop-off/pick-up is located on the east side of South Debuque Street, just north of the intersection of South Debuque Street and East Court Street.
GETTING AROUND IOWA CITY
The distance between the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City and Kinnick Stadium is about 1 mile, west on West Burlington Street, across the river and along Melrose on the edge of campus. Most of the major campus and downtown Iowa City sites are compact; within about a one mile square area, so walking in decent weather is your best option for seeing the sights and exploring campus and the Ped Mall downtown.
Taxis are plentiful, but you’ll probably need to call one a few minutes in advance to arrange a pick-up:
Marco’s Taxi: (319) 337-8294
Yellow Cab of Iowa City: (319) 338-9777
Black & Gold Cab: (319) 887-1976
#1 Cab: (319) 354-3932
Five Stars Taxi: (319) 631-4097
The University of Iowa operated Cambus is a free public transit service that provides frequent inter-campus transportation. Times change throughout the year. See website for route information.
Iowa City Transit
The Iowa City Transit bus service generally runs every half hour, Monday-Saturday (no service on Sunday). All routes originate and terminate in the central downtown transit interchange on Washington Street. Adults can ride for as little as $0.75. See website for complete fare information.
The Coralville Transit bus system will get you in between Coralville and Iowa City and runs Monday-Saturday (no service on Sunday). See website for complete route information.
World of Bikes
723 South Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Between $15-$35 per day.
Mon,Tues, Thurs, 10am-8pm; Wed, Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12pm-4pm
Iowa City Bike Library
408 East College Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Check out a bike at the Bike Library on Saturdays between 10am-1pm. Leave a deposit and keep the bike for up to 6 months. When you return your bike in good condition, you receive your deposit back. Check out their blog, which gives fun ideas on where to go with your bike!
Bike check-out Saturdays only, 10am-1pm.