There are 8 ways to get from Madison to Iowa State University by bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  9 h 32 min

  1. 122
  2. 1486

$63 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. 122
  2. 1485

$52 - $93

6 alternative options

Bus Badger Bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. College Connection
  2. 201

$101 - $143

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. 280.5 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Madison to Des Moines  •  7 h 8 min

  1. MSN - DSM

$192 - $894

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly to Des Moines  •  7 h 12 min

  1. ORD - DSM

$208 - $770

Fly Madison to Waterloo, bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. MSN - ALO

$258 - $1,182

Fly Madison to Minneapolis, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. MSN - MSP

$156 - $417

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

You can take a bus from Madison to Iowa State University via Dubuque, IA and Ames, IA in around 9 h 32 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Madison to Iowa State University hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Madison to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Madison to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Dubuque, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Minneapolis, MN - Mall of America
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madison and Iowa State University is 367 km. The road distance is 449 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Madison to Iowa State University is to drive which takes 4 h 53 min and costs $27 - $40.

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin and arriving at Ames, IA via Dubuque, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 32 min to get from Madison to Iowa State University, including transfers.