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There are 6 ways to get from Eau Claire to Ames by bus, shuttle, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI to Minneapolis 916
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Ames, IA 201

$70 - $99

5 alternative options

Shuttle, bus  •  7h 47m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Eau Claire to Minneapolis Airport Eau Claire
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Ames, IA 803

$80 - $113

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from Eau Claire to Ames 297.8 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Eau Claire to Des Moines  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Eau Claire (EAU) to Des Moines (DSM) EAU - DSM

$168 - $612

Shuttle to Minneapolis, fly to Des Moines  •  5h 48m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Eau Claire to Minneapolis Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Des Moines (DSM) MSP - DSM

$273 - $406

Shuttle to Minneapolis, fly to Mason City, bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Eau Claire to Minneapolis Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Mason City (MCW) MSP - MCW
  3. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Ames, IA

$94 - $143

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The cheapest way to get from Eau Claire to Ames is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Eau Claire to Ames is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Eau Claire to Ames. However, there are services departing from Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI and arriving at Ames, IA via Minneapolis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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The distance between Eau Claire and Ames is 221 miles. The road distance is 297.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Eau Claire to Ames without a car is to bus which takes 6h 50m and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Eau Claire to Ames, including transfers.

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Eau Claire to Ames bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI station.

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The best way to get from Eau Claire to Ames is to bus which takes 6h 50m and costs $70 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $650 and takes 5h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Eau Claire Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 54m and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 220.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 50m

What companies run services between Eau Claire, WI, USA and Ames, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Eau Claire to Ames via Minneapolis in around 6h 50m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Eau Claire to Ames 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Eau Claire to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Eau Claire to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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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
Groome Transportation
Phone
(800) 280-9270
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Eau Claire to Minneapolis Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Groome Transportation

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Yes, the driving distance between Eau Claire to Ames is 298 miles. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from Eau Claire to Ames.

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United Airlines offers flights from Eau Claire Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Ames. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Eau Claire to Eau Claire Airport is to taxi which takes 9m and costs $20 - $25.

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