Directions from Ames to Kalamazoo

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Recommended option

Fly from Des Moines  •  5 h 17 min

  1. DSM - AZO

$284 - $1,359

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 42 min

  1. 1486
  2. 5509 / 5534 / ...

$70 - $137

7 alternative options

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. CID - AZO

$326 - $1,562

Bus to Waterloo, fly  •  8 h 3 min

  1. ALO - AZO

$181 - $695

Bus, train via Des Moines, IA  •  11 h 42 min

  1. 801 / ...

$101 - $193

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  12 h 55 min

  1. 1486
  2. 5508 / ...

$74 - $145

Bus, train  •  13 h 13 min

  1. 1486
  2. Wolverine / ...

$82 - $172

Bus, train via Ottumwa, IA  •  14 h 12 min

  1. 801 / ...

$144 - $318

Drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. 490 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between Ames, IA, USA and Kalamazoo, MI, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Ames to Kalamazoo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ames to Kalamazoo via Chicago, Harrison & Jefferson, Harrison & Morgan, and Chicago, Il in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalamazoo via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,600
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalamazoo via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Waterloo to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kalamazoo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kalamazoo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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 Waterloo, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Chicago
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Kalamazoo, Mi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Kalamazoo, MI
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $55
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Kalamazoo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ames and Kalamazoo is 662 km. The road distance is 784 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ames to Kalamazoo is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Ames to Kalamazoo is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs $280 - $1,400.

No, there is no direct bus from Ames to Kalamazoo. However, there are services departing from Ames, IA and arriving at Kalamazoo, Mi via Harrison & Jefferson and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Ames to Kalamazoo, including transfers.