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There are 5 ways to get from Burnsville to Ames by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Ames, IA 801 / ...

$40 - $60

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Bus via Mall of America Transit Station  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Ames, IA 201

$42 - $63

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 15m

  1. Drive from Burnsville to Ames 199.4 miles

$19 - $29

Line 444 bus, fly to Des Moines  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the line 444 bus from Burnsville Transit Station to 82 St at 28 Av NW corner
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Des Moines (DSM) MSP - DSM

$242 - $364

Fly to Mason City, bus  •  5h 11m

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

$63 - $101

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The cheapest way to get from Burnsville to Ames is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Burnsville to Ames is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Burnsville, MN and arriving at Ames, IA. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Burnsville and Ames is 191 miles. The road distance is 199.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Burnsville to Ames without a car is to bus which takes 3h 50m and costs $40 - $60.

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The bus from Burnsville, MN to Ames, IA takes 3h 50m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Burnsville to Ames bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Burnsville, MN station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 6m.

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Burnsville to Ames bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Ames, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Burnsville to Ames is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from Burnsville to Ames.

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  • Distance: 190.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Burnsville to Ames twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Mason City
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Minnesota Valley Transit
Phone
+1 952-882-7500
Website
mvta.com
Bus from Burnsville Transit Station to 82 St at 28 Av NW corner
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
mvta.com
Non-Rush Hour
$2 - $3
Rush Hour
$2 - $4

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Ames. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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