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

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

Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to St. Paul 802 / ...

$45 - $65

5 alternative options

Bus via Albert Lea, MN  •  4 h 26 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 / ...

$56 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Ames to Saint Paul 216.1 miles

$21 - $35

Fly from Des Moines  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Minneapolis (MSP) DSM - MSP

$231 - $363

Bus to Mason City, fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
  2. Fly from Mason City (MCW) to Minneapolis (MSP) MCW - MSP

$61 - $95

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly  •  5 h 31 min

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

$183 - $456

What companies run services between Ames, IA, USA and Saint Paul, MN, USA?

Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Ames to Saint Paul hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Ames to Saint Paul 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Mason City to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
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
Bus from Ames, IA to Mason City, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ames to Saint Paul?

The distance between Ames and Saint Paul is 326 km. The road distance is 346 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ames to Saint Paul?

The cheapest way to get from Ames to Saint Paul is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ames to Saint Paul?

The quickest way to get from Ames to Saint Paul is to drive which takes 3 h 33 min and costs $21 - $35.

Is there a direct bus between Ames and Saint Paul?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ames, IA and arriving at St. Paul. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Ames to Saint Paul?

The bus from Ames, IA to St. Paul takes 4 h 5 min including transfers and departs hourly.