There are 6 ways to get from Ames to Denver by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Des Moines to Denver  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Denver (DEN) DSM - DEN

$218 - $499

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Denver, Co 1683 / ...

$106 - $213

4 alternative options

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly to Denver  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Denver (DEN) CID - DEN

$190 - $752

Fly Des Moines to Colorado Springs, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Colorado Springs (COS) DSM - COS
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Denver, Co

$342 - $1,410

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  16 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA 1486
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO 1401

$114 - $163

Drive  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Ames to Denver 708.8 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Ames to Denver is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 10 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ames to Denver is to fly which costs $210 - $500 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ames to Denver. However, there are services departing from Ames, IA and arriving at Denver, CO via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ames and Denver is 618 miles. The road distance is 708.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ames to Denver without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 5 min and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Ames to Denver, including transfers.

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Ames to Denver bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Ames, IA station.

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The best way to get from Ames to Denver is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs $210 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 16 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Ames to Denver.
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  • Distance: 617.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Ames, IA, USA and Denver, CO, USA?

United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ames to Denver every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ames to Denver via Des Moines, IA in around 16 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Denver
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Colorado Springs via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Des Moines to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Des Moines to Denver
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Colorado Springs via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Colorado Springs via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Denver via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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