Making Travel Arrangements

Most international students, scholars and visitors travel to Iowa City by air. The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (code CID), which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from campus, is the nearest airport with commercial airline service.

Other airports in Iowa and major airports in cities such as Chicago and Minneapolis do not offer direct ground transportation to Iowa City, and you will find connections to intercity bus services difficult and often expensive.

There are several options for travel from the airport to Iowa City.  The Airport Shuttle Service has a desk inside the Eastern Iowa Airport where staff will be available to assist you in connecting with and paying for your ride.  They do request that reservations be made in advance.  Information on making reservations and the current cost can be found at .  Payment is accepted by credit card or cash.  Because students and scholars often ask about this, a tip of a few dollars for the driver is entirely up to you.

We do not recommend making arrangements with private individuals as we cannot vouch for the safety and security of such rides.