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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 - $22

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

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Ames, IA. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 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 best way to get from Des Moines to Iowa State University without a car is to bus which takes 43 min and costs $15 - $22.

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The bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA takes 35 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Des Moines to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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Des Moines to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Ames, IA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Iowa State University is 36 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Des Moines to Iowa State University.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Iowa State University. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 29.6 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 35 min.

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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
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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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