There are 9 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University 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 to Des Moines  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Des Moines (DSM) DTW - DSM

$216 - $1,000

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il 5515 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA 1485

$68 - $169

7 alternative options

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Cedar Rapids (CID) DTW - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids (The Eastern Iowa Airport) to Ames, IA

$198 - $405

Fly to Waterloo, bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Waterloo (ALO) DTW - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA

$272 - $1,188

Train, bus via Walcott Jct, IA  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Walcott Jct, IA
  3. Take the bus from Walcott Jct, IA to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$137 - $259

Train, bus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
  4. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
  5. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$160 - $354

Bus via Iowa City, IA  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
  3. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$110 - $205

Train, bus #2  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA 1485

$82 - $209

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University 585.5 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $210 - $1,000.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Iowa State University is 817 km. The road distance is 937 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, MI and arriving at Ames, IA via Chicago, IL, Iowa City, IA and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 57 min.

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What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Iowa State University via Chicago, IL, Iowa City, IA, Des Moines, IA, and Ames, IA in around 14 h 57 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $480
Flights from Detroit to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Waterloo via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ann Arbor Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids (The Eastern Iowa Airport) to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Walcott Jct, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Walcott Jct, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$25 - $35
Online Fare
$30 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $65
Refundable
$45 - $70
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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