It's easy to get around Iowa City and Coralville -- even if you don't have a car or you prefer to leave it at home. The Iowa City-Coralville area's three bus systems -- the University Cambus, Iowa City Transit, and Coralville Transit -- work together for you.
Interstate 80 runs East-West through the Iowa City and Coralville Area. Highway 218 (planned to run from St. Paul, Minnesota to St. Louis, Missouri) intersects with Interstate 80 just west of Coralville. Approximate distances from nearby major cities are (click on the small round image for a map):
Chicago: 218 miles Kansas City: 312 miles Milwaukee: 259 miles Minneapolis: 275 miles Omaha: 326 miles Sioux Falls: 395 miles St. Louis: 395 miles
If you prefer flying, the closest commercial airport is in Cedar Rapids (about 30 minutes away by car). NorthWest, United, TWA, American Eagle, Chicago Express, Delta Connection, and USAir Express all fly into the Cedar Rapids Airport. For further information about the airport call 319-362-8336 or 800-523-1100.
Several shuttle services run regular services between the airport and the Iowa City/Coralville Area:
The University of Iowa Cambus is a no-fare, fixed-route public transit service that provides frequent intercampus transportation for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. With 130 student employees, the colorful yellow Cambusses serve the entire campus.
Cambus provides three levels of service throughout the year -- academic, interim, and summer. Weekend service is provided during the academic periods. Service levels change during these periods for the Red, Blue, and Interdorm routes. The Pentacrest, Hospital, Oakdale, Hawkeye, and East Campus Shuttle routes remain constant year-round.
Schedules and maps are available here on all buses and throughout the campus.
Red & Blue Routes -- Circle entire campus in opposite directions; 6:30 a.m. to midnight (weekend service, too).
Interdorm Route -- All residence halls to main campus/downtown area; 6:50 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pentacrest Route -- North hospital area, westside commuter lots to main campus/downtown area; 6:30 a.m. to midnight.
Hospital Routes -- All commuter lots to the hospital; 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Oakdale Route -- Oakdale campus to north hospital area; 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hawkeye Route -- Hawkeye Apartments to main campus/downtown area; 6:35 p.m. to midnight (weekend service, too).
East Campus Shuttle Route -- S. Madison St. area (Lot 11) to main campus downtown area; 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
SafeRide Service -- A late-night service operated Friday and Saturday nights during the fall and spring academic periods. Service from Schaeffer Hall to residence halls and "to-the-door" of off-campus residences; 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
The Bionic Bus system is a specialized transportation service for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. The Bionic Bus is a door-to-door, demand-response service that is provided via wheelchair lift-equipped mini-buses. Interested persons should contact the Bionic Bus supervisor for service, eligibility, and scheduling information at the number listed above.
Iowa City Transit provides service to Iowa City and University Heights on 14 routes using modern, air-conditioned buses. All routes originate and terminate in the central downtown transit interchange on Washington Street. Free transfers are issued to allow passengers to make a complete one-way trip from one part of town to another. Regular riders are encouraged to purchase a monthly bus pass, which saves money and offers the convenience of not needing exact fare when boarding the bus. Iowa City transfers and monthly passes are honored by the Coralville Transit System, and Iowa City honors transfers and monthly passes from Coralville.
Iowa City Transit operates from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. From 6 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Iowa City buses will stop only at designated bus stops. At other times, buses will stop at any intersection along their routes.
Drivers' watches are set by the weather channel. Drivers make every effort to operate on schedule, however, slight variations can occur.
To make sure the driver knows you want to ride, stand near the curb and wave your hand as the bus approaches. The route names are Seventh Avenue, Lakeside, Westwinds, Westport, Manville Heights, North Dodge, Broadway, Towncrest, Oakcrest, Rochester, Mall, Court Hill, Plaen View and Eastside Loop.
FARES -- Exact Fare Required. To help ICT provide you with better service, please have the correct change ready when boarding. Youth (K - 12).............................................$0.50 Adults.....................................................$0.75 Children Under 5 Years Old..................................FREE Must be accompanied by an adult Monthly Pass:.............................................$25.00 Unlimited rides for the calendar month Passes may be purchased at: Iowa City Civic Center UI Hospital Cashier's Office UI Credit Union Office First National Bank Hawkeye State Bank Cub Foods Drugtown Federal Employees Credit Union (VA Hospital) Econofoods Hy-Vee on Rochester Ave. Disabled (Special Pass Required):...........................FREE Daily 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Evenings after 6:30 pm All day Saturday Elderly (With Medicare Card or Special Pass):..............$0.35 Daily 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Evenings after 6:30 pm All day Saturday Bus and Shop Coupons With a purchase of $10.00 or more at any of the participating merchants you may obtain a bus pass good for one free ride. The pass must be validated by the merchant in order for the driver to accept it. TRANSFERS Free transfers are available to other Iowa City bus routes and to Coralville Transit System buses. Please ask for a transfer when fare is paid. For more information regarding Iowa City Transit transfers, call the number listed above. LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES If you believe you have lost an article on the bus, contact Transit Information at 319-356-5151.
The Coralville Transit System operates full service five days a week, Monday through Friday, connecting the cities of Coralville and Iowa City, with Saturday service hourly all day. All Coralville routes operate past The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, both outbound and inbound, and originate from the Pentacrest. The four Monday through Friday daytime routes are First Avenue, Express, Lantern Park, and Tenth Street. Monday through Friday routes operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Saturday/Night route is the only Coralville Transit System route that operates on Saturday and in the evening. It provides transportation to the same area served by the Lantern Park/Tenth Street routes during the day. Saturday service runs from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday through Friday night service is from 6:10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Coralville Transit System honors transfers and monthly passes from Iowa City Transit, and Iowa City honors Coralville's transfers and monthly passes. For route information, call the number listed above.
FARES -- Exact Fare please. Drivers DO NOT make change. Adults and Children (5 yrs. and older):...................$0.75 Children Under 5 Years Old.................................FREE Must be accompanied by an adult Punch Pass...............................................$15.00 A Punch Pass is good for 20 rides and may be purchased at Coralville City Hall and Coralville Library. Monthly Pass:............................................$25.00 Unlimited rides for the calendar month Passes may be purchased at: Coralville City Hall City Library Hy-Vee Hills Bank U.I. Credit Union Iowa City University Hospital Cashier's Office Federal Employees Credit Union (VA Hospital) First National Bank Youth Fare (5 to 15 years old):...........................$0.50 Daily 6:00 pm to midnight Saturday 6:00 am to 6:30 pm Elderly (65 and over) Disabled & Medicare Recip.:...................................FREE Any time (Medicare or Special Pass must be shown when boarding bus). Bus and Shop Coupons With a purchase of $10.00 or more at any of the participating merchants you may obtain a bus pass good for one free ride. The pass must be validated by the merchant in order for the driver to accept it. The pass may be used anytime.
Free transfers are available to other Iowa City Transit buses. Please ask for a transfer when fare is paid. Refer to reverse side of transfers for specific rules regarding their use.
Coralville and Iowa City Transit Systems honor each others monthly passes, but other passes (e.g. Coralville's Punch Pass and Iowa City's Single Ride Ticket) are peculiar to each system and are not mutually honored.
Drivers will only stop at the intersections and at locations marked by bus stop signs. Please stand at the curb ahead of the intersection so the bus does not block the intersection. As the bus approaches, wave your hand so the driver will know you want his/her bus.
Transit Time is set by the digital TV time used on the weather channel (atomic clock). If in doubt, call 351-7711. Drivers make every effort to operate on schedule; however, slight variations can occur.
PASSENGER SAFETY & CONVENIENCE
For your safety, please DO NOT:
* Stand in the street
* Stand while the bus is moving if an empty seat is available
* Smoke or litter on the bus
* Put your head or arms out the bus window
* Cross in front of the bus when leaving
* Stand next to or ahead of the driver
AVOID THE RUSH
Many of the buses operate at capacity loads during the early morning and late afternoon. To avoid the rush and to enjoy the maximum comfort and convenience, ride the bus:
Daily 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Evenings after 6:00 pm
All day Saturday
LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES
If you believe you have lost an article on the bus, contact Transit Information at 319-351-7711. If you find a lost article, please give it to the driver.
WHICH BUS TO TAKE
The bus route is shown on the front and side scrolls of each bus. For further information consult the schedule or call Transit Information: 351-7711.
THIS IS YOUR BUS
The Coralville Transit System is owned and operated by the City of Coralville. To maintain the excellent service that is now provided, the system needs your support and assistance. You can help by following the safety rules, not littering, and reporting any vandalism to the driver.
PEOPLE MAKE THE SYSTEM RUN
Your support and assistance in the past has made the Coralville Transit System one of the best in the state. Through your continued patronage it can be even better. Thank You.
Coralville Transit Drivers
City Administration and City Council