From Ames, IA - Iowa State University shuttle to Des Moines airport, fly to Kalamazoo airport, then taxi to Kalamazoo. 5 h 29 min $755. From Ames, IA bus to Waterloo, IA, taxi to Waterloo airport, fly to Kalamazoo airport, then taxi to Kalamazoo. 8 h 3 min $416. From Ames, IA bus to Chicago, IL then bus to Kalamazoo, MI. 12 h 57 min $110. From Ames bus to Des Moines, bus to Ottumwa Amtrak, train to Chicago Union Station Amtrak, then train to Kalamazoo Amtrak. 13 h 11 min $172. From Ames drive to Kalamazoo. 8 h 11 min $58.