There are 6 ways to get from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Ames, IA  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Dubuque, IA 1486
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - UW Hospital 121

$66 - $93

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Bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Dubuque, IA 1485
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - UW Hospital 121

$54 - $96

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Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison 280.6 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Des Moines to Madison  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Madison (MSN) DSM - MSN

$223 - $1,044

Bus to Minneapolis, fly to Madison  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Madison (MSN) MSP - MSN

$158 - $414

Fly Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DSM - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Madison

$222 - $812

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison. However, there are services departing from Ames, IA and arriving at Madison, WI - UW Hospital via Dubuque, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between Iowa State University and University of Wisconsin–Madison is 229 miles. The road distance is 280.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison, including transfers.

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Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Ames, IA station.

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The best way to get from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison is to bus which takes 9 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 2 min.

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There is no direct flight from Des Moines Airport to Madison Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 21 min and has one stopover.

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Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison bus services, operated by Lamers Bus Lines, arrive at Madison, WI - UW Hospital station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison is 281 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Madison Airport.

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Map of how to get from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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  • Distance: 228.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 35 min

What companies run services between Iowa State University, IA, USA and University of Wisconsin–Madison, WI, USA?

You can take a bus from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison via Ames, IA, Dubuque, IA, and Madison, WI - UW Hospital in around 9 h 35 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Iowa State University to University of Wisconsin–Madison hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Minneapolis to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Madison, WI - UW Hospital
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
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Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Coach USA
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com

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