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Transportation Options

If you don’t have your own car, explore your options for getting to and from Fayette Campus and traveling around the area.

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UIU Shuttle Service

UIU provides shuttle service to the Waterloo airport, Cedar Rapids airport, Iowa City bus station and Coralville bus station at the beginning and end of the fall and spring semesters. Please contact UIU Events at or 563-425-5848 for more information.

Other Area Transportation Options

Students looking for transportation have a number of other options. This information is provided for your convenience, as none of these are affiliated with UIU.


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Earl Public Transit

EARL public transit offers on-demand “dial-a-ride” services. Transportation can be provided to any destination in Iowa and surrounding states. Advance trip reservations are required. All vehicles are fully accessible and are equipped with either ramps or lifts. To schedule a ride, call: 1-866-382-4259. Rates: $1 per mile weekdays, $1.50 per mile weekends.

Dolly’s Taxi

Locally owned and operated taxi cab service proudly serving the Cedar Valley and beyond. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 319.242.2011 for reservations. Rates: One Way Trip from Fayette: Waterloo, $200; Cedar Rapids, $275; Coralville Bus Stop, $300: Des Moines, $375; and Minneapolis, $400. Discount available for roundtrip reservations.

CID Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle Service offers shuttle services to and from the Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids), transportation for large groups to and from the airport or to and from local businesses, and transportation to surrounding towns and connecting airports. Many other services are available. If you would like to discuss your transportation needs, please call 1.800.725.8460. Rates: One person $132 (one way trip to Fayette); each additional person is $10 each, so traveling in a group is much more cost effective.

Additional Travel Options

  • Amtrack Station: 1-800-872-7245 Mt. Pleasant, IA (144 mi from Fayette)
  • Greyhound Bus Depot: 319-234-2833, Waterloo, IA (53 mi from Fayette)
  • Greyhound Bus Station: 319-337-2127, Iowa City, IA (99 mi from Fayette)
  • Megabus Terminal: 319-248-1790, Coralville, IA (94 mi from Fayette)
  • Waterloo Regional Airport: 319-291-4483, Waterloo (53 mi from Fayette)
  • Eastern Iowa Airport: 319-362-8336, Cedar Rapids (71 mi from Fayette)

UIU Student Activity Trips

Upper Iowa University’s Student Activity group provides various trips throughout the year where transportation is also provided. Students may sign up for these trips via myUIU or by talking to the Student Activity office located in the Student Center. Watch for information about the two trips described below and others on the yearly calendar or on posters around campus.

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