Student Airport Transportation

Student Airport Transportation 

Departures sign Eastern Iowa Airport

University of Iowa Student Government has worked in collaboration with Parking and Transportation to provide a low or no-cost airport transportation option. The transportation option is a pilot program and continues to evolve as we evaluate the performance of the service and the needs to students. 

For the 2018-2019 academic year, shuttles will be provided from the university campus to the Eastern Iowa Airport. The service is provided prior to academic breaks: Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer. Details for scheduled academic breaks can be found on the Registrar's website: 

Service Details

Shuttles pick-up and drop-off at the Iowa Memorial Union. Students should arrive at the IMU approximately 10 minutes before scheduled departure. If you have not arrived at least 5 minutes prior to your shuttle departure your seat will be forfeited. You must show your Student ID to board the shuttle.

Service is provided by two suburbans. Shuttles are provided approximately every 90 minutes to allow for travel time, loading/unloading, and any potential traffic delays. 

Departure date services will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the last trip will leave at 5:00 p.m. 
Departure times: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Return date services will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the last trip will leave at 9:00 p.m. 
Return times: 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please email University of Iowa Student Government.


Reserving your seat

Two suburbans will operate each date the service is provided which will allow for a maximum of 16 passengers each trip.

The cost of your reservation is billed to your U-Bill. 

Reservations are recommended for the departure trip. As space is available, day of reservations will be allowed. The departure service is $5 if reserved in advance and $10 if on-the-spot/day-of.

All cancelations must be made at least 48 hours in advance for a refund.

The return service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The return is provided at no additional cost for students who paid for a departure trip. If you are only using the return service, the fee is $7.50.

Reservations for departure trips are made via on online portal. See schedule for link.


Schedule for the 2018-2019 Academic Session


Thanksgiving Break

Departure Date(s) Friday, November 16 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Saturday, November 17 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Arrival Date(s) Sunday, November 25 | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  Reserve seat: 

Winter Break

Departure Date(s) Friday, December 14 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Saturday, December 15 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Arrival Date(s) Saturday, January 12 | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  Sunday, January 13 | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Spring Break

Departure Date(s) Friday, March 15 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Saturday, March 16 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Arrival Date(s) Sunday, March 24 | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summer Break

Departure Date(s) Thursday, May 9 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Friday, May 10 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Saturday, May 11 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  Sunday, May 12 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.