Map of Iowa's location in the USA. The University of Iowa is located along Interstate 80 in Iowa City, Iowa. It's 250-300 miles west of Chicago, south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, east of Omaha, and north of St. Louis.
Tips for seeking online driving directions
For more specific directions from your home to campus, use an online service such as Google Maps.
Traveling by plane
The Iowa City/Coralville area is served by national and regional airlines flying into the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids (a 20-minute drive from campus), the Quad City International Airport (MLI), and theDes Moines International Airport (DSM).
Traveling by bus
Burlington Trailways, Greyhound, and Megabus provide ground transportation to Iowa City. The bus depot is right downtown near campus. Call the Iowa City depot at 319-337-2127 for more information. Ask about student discounts.
Places to stay
There are dozens of Places to Stay near campus during your visit, including the Iowa House Hotel, a University-owned hotel located in the Iowa Memorial Union. Also, check out the Special Hotel Rates for UI Visitors that University officials negotiated with several area hotels (rates not available for football or graduation weekends).
If you need special assistance
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you or any of your guests are a person with a disability that requires special assistance during your visit, please contact your academic department as soon as possible to discuss accommodations.
References to outside services, venues, or products do not constitute an endorsement of any kind. The information is provided for informational purposes only. Questions may be addressed to the Office of Admissions at 319-335-3847.