There are 8 ways to get from Ames to Wisconsin by bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended 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
  3. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965

$87 - $128

7 alternative options

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

Fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DSM - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Kenosha

$184 - $748

Fly Des Moines to Minneapolis, bus  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Minneapolis (MSP) DSM - MSP
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI

$264 - $411

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
  2. Fly from Cedar Rapids (CID) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) CID - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Kenosha

$156 - $751

Bus to Waterloo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Waterloo, IA
  2. Fly from Waterloo (ALO) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) ALO - ORD
  3. Take the train from Clybourn to Kenosha

$181 - $734

What companies run services between Ames, IA, USA and Wisconsin, USA?

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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Kenosha
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
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
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
$23 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
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
Bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ames to Wisconsin?

The distance between Ames and Wisconsin is 415 km. The road distance is 574 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ames to Wisconsin?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Ames to Wisconsin?

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

Is there a direct bus between Ames and Wisconsin?

No, there is no direct bus from Ames to Wisconsin. 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.

How long does it take to get from Ames to Wisconsin?

It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to get from Ames to Wisconsin, including transfers.