From Ames, IA - Iowa State University shuttle to Des Moines airport, fly to Kalamazoo airport, then taxi to Kalamazoo. 5 h 9 min $755. From Ames bus to Waterloo, taxi to Waterloo airport, fly to Kalamazoo airport, then taxi to Kalamazoo. 8 h 5 min $416. From Ames bus to Chicago, walk to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, then train to Kalamazoo Amtrak. 13 h 16 min $120. From Ames drive to Kalamazoo. 8 h 11 min $58.