There are 8 ways to get from Ames to Milwaukee by plane, bus, train 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 Milwaukee  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Milwaukee (MKE) DSM - MKE

$202 - $943

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Dubuque, IA
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin 121
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965

$86 - $128

6 alternative options

Fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DSM - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$200 - $775

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Milwaukee  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Milwaukee (MKE) MSP - MKE

$157 - $393

Bus to Mason City, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
  2. Fly from Mason City (MCW) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCW - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak

$120 - $277

Bus, train  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to St. Paul 802 / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak Empire Builder

$100 - $212

Bus, train via Albert Lea, MN  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN 806 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to St. Paul 802 / ...
  3. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak

$111 - $230

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Ames to Milwaukee 359 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ames to Milwaukee is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ames to Milwaukee is to fly which costs $200 - $950 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Ames and Milwaukee is 301 miles. The road distance is 359 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Ames to Milwaukee, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ames to Milwaukee. However, there are services departing from Ames, IA and arriving at Milwaukee via Dubuque, IA and Madison. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Ames, IA, USA and Milwaukee, WI, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Ames to Milwaukee hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ames to Milwaukee via Dubuque, IA, Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin, and Madison in around 11 h 5 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Minneapolis to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Mason City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Coach USA
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to St. Paul
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com

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