There are 9 ways to get from Joliet to Iowa State University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Walcott Jct, IA  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Walcott Jct, IA
  3. Take the bus from Walcott Jct, IA to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$100 - $145

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Train, bus  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA 1485

$45 - $108

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Bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Joliet Union Station to Yorktown Center 834
  2. Take the bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA
  3. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$87 - $129

Train Amtrak, bus  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street Ri
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
  4. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
  5. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$121 - $237

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Joliet to Iowa State University 334.4 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Des Moines  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$188 - $755

Train, fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID
  3. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Ames, IA

$160 - $760

Train, fly to Waterloo, bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  3. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA

$184 - $743

Train, fly to Mason City, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Mason City (MCW) ORD - MCW
  3. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Ames, IA

$109 - $260

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Joliet station to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from Joliet Union Station and arriving at Ames, IA via Yorktown Center, Naperville, IL, Iowa City, IA and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 43 min.

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The distance between Joliet and Iowa State University is 290 miles. The road distance is 334.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Joliet to Iowa State University without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 19 min to get from Joliet to Iowa State University, including transfers.

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Joliet to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Pace Bus, arrive at Joliet Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Joliet to Iowa State University is 334 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Joliet to Iowa State University.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Iowa State University. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Joliet to Iowa State University.
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  • Distance: 290.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 19 min

What companies run services between Joliet, IL, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Joliet to Iowa State University via Yorktown Center, Ellsworth St & North Ave, Naperville, IL, Iowa City, IA, Des Moines, IA, and Ames, IA in around 11 h 43 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Mason City
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Joliet to LaSalle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Walcott Jct, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Walcott Jct, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Naperville, IL to Iowa City, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
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burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Joliet Union Station to Yorktown Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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