There are 3 ways to get from Des Moines to Iowa State University by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$15 - $35

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Des Moines to Iowa State University 36.1 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Iowa State University 36.1 miles

$3 - $6

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to Iowa State University is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 39 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and Iowa State University is 30 miles. The road distance is 36.1 miles.

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The bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA takes 35 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Ames, IA. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Des Moines to Iowa State University hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 35 min. Burlington Trailways also services this route once a week.

Bus operators
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
Other operators
Taxi from Des Moines to Iowa State University
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Capitol Cab
Phone
+1 515-243-1111
Freedom Taxicab
Phone
+1 515-289-9800

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