Iowa City is about 300 miles from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City.
Traveling by plane: Airports near campus include:
- Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids, IA—About a 20-minute drive from campus
- Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL—About a 60-minute drive from campus
- Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in Des Moines, IA—About a 2.5-hour drive from campus
Traveling by bus: Call the Iowa City depot at 319-337-2127 for complete ground transportation options (ask about student discounts!). Transportation providers include:
Some students choose to establish themselves as an Iowan for tuition purposes which has cost saving benefits. For more information and answers to the most commonly asked questions about resident classification, visit the Office of the Registrar's residency page.