By Car

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a couple miles off of Interstate 80. It takes about 3.5 to 4.5 hours to drive from Chicago, Minneapolis, or St Louis. For custom directions by destination, see the maps and directions section below.
  • From the East or West: take I-80 to Exit 244 and head south on N Dubuque St. into the center of town.
  • From the North, take I-380 South to I-80 East to exit 244 and head south on N Dubuque St into town.
  • From the South, take US-218 North, turn right on US-1 (exit 91), after 1.8m turn left onto S Riverside for 0.7m, then right onto W Burlington and head 0.2m into town.

By Airplane

The closest airport is the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids, about 25 minutes away.  The second option is to fly into the Quad Cities Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL, which is about an hour away but often cheaper. Shuttles tend to be quite a bit more expensive, however.

Airport Express (800-383-2219
), Airport Shuttle Service (800-725-8460), and Airport Super Shuttle (319-626-5466) offer car and shuttle van service to Iowa City. Reservations are recommended.

Taxi service is also available. Here are some Iowa City taxi companies. The fare should be around $30-$35:
Marco's Taxi (319) 337-8294; Five Stars Taxi (319) 358-5859; Black and Gold Cab Company (319) 887-1976.

By Bus

Iowa City is served by Burlington Trailways and Greyhound. Call the Iowa City depot at 319-337-2127 for more information. Ask about student discounts.

Maps and Directions

For custom maps and directions by destination, just click on the links below.