Transportation & parking
Getting to Iowa City
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:
The downtown Iowa City and east campus area are ideal for walking and biking.
The University of Iowa provides 16,000 parking spaces in over 100 facilities across campus. Check out the sites below for maps of campus parking lots and ramps as well as Iowa City parking facilities.