There are 5 ways to get from Bloomington to Iowa State University 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.

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Bus via Davenport, IA  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Davenport, IA
  2. Take the bus from Davenport, IA to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$84 - $138

4 alternative options

Bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Monroe, IA
  2. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$85 - $136

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Iowa State University 332 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Bloomington  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Des Moines (DSM) BMI - DSM

$289 - $1,441

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$199 - $789

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The cheapest way to get from Bloomington to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bloomington to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Bloomington and Iowa State University is 266 miles. The road distance is 332 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Bloomington to Iowa State University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from Bloomington/Normal, IL and arriving at Ames, IA via Davenport, IA and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Bloomington to Iowa State University via Davenport, IA, Des Moines, IA, and Ames, IA in around 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Bloomington to Iowa State University every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Bloomington to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Bloomington to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Bloomington to Des Moines via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bloomington to Des Moines via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Bloomington/Normal, IL to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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