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There are 9 ways to get from Ames to Wisconsin by plane, shuttle, train, bus 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.

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Fly Des Moines to Minneapolis, shuttle  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Minneapolis (MSP) DSM - MSP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from MSP Terminal 2 to Eau Claire

$275 - $411

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 3 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 - Langdon & N Park to Milwaukee, WI

$78 - $115

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Fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  6 h 53 min

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

$198 - $753

Bus to Cedar Rapids, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 23 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

$161 - $758

Bus to Waterloo, fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  10 h 6 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

$186 - $741

Bus, train via St. Paul  •  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 to Milwaukee Intermodal Station Empire Builder

$100 - $212

Bus, train  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  3. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station

$123 - $268

Bus via Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport  •  13 h 14 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, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport

$92 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Ames to Milwaukee 359 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Ames to Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin is to fly and shuttle which costs $270 - $420 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ames to Wisconsin. However, there are services departing from Ames, IA and arriving at Water & Wisconsin #736 via Dubuque, IA, Madison - Langdon & N Park and St Paul & N5 #1017. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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The distance between Ames and Wisconsin is 259 miles. The road distance is 359 miles.

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The best way to get from Ames to Wisconsin without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 12 min and costs $100 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Ames to Wisconsin, including transfers.

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Ames to Wisconsin bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Ames, IA station.

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The quickest flight from Des Moines Airport to Minneapolis Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Ames to Wisconsin bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Milwaukee, WI station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ames to Wisconsin is 359 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to drive from Ames to Wisconsin.

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Map of how to get from Ames to Wisconsin.
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  • Distance: 259.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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, Madison - Langdon & N Park, Milwaukee, WI, and St Paul & N5 #1017 in around 12 h 3 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Waterloo to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
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
$4 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
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
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from MSP Terminal 2 to Eau Claire
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book 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
Megabus
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI - General Mitchell International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $24
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com

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Delta offers flights from Des Moines Airport to Minneapolis Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Wisconsin. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ames to Des Moines Airport is to shuttle which takes 45 min and costs $38.

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