There are 3 ways to get from Mankato to Iowa State University by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Ames, IA 803

$35 - $80

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Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Mankato to Iowa State University 194.4 miles

$19 - $28

Bus, fly  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Des Moines (DSM) MSP - DSM

$171 - $442

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The cheapest way to get from Mankato to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Mankato to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mankato to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from Mankato and arriving at Ames, IA via Albert Lea, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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The distance between Mankato and Iowa State University is 149 miles. The road distance is 194.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Mankato to Iowa State University without a car is to bus which takes 5h 7m and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Mankato to Iowa State University, including transfers.

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Mankato to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Land to Air Express, depart from Mankato station.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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  • Distance: 149.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between Mankato, MN, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Mankato to Iowa State University via Albert Lea. MN, Albert Lea, MN, and Ames, IA in around 5h 7m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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jeffersonlines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to Iowa State University is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Mankato to Iowa State University.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Iowa State University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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