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

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Bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
  2. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Ames, IA 801 / ...

$34 - $75

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Mankato to Iowa State University 194.4 miles

$19 - $28

Bus, fly  •  6 h 12 min

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

$254 - $397

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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 4 h 19 min.

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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 4 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min 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 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mankato to Iowa State University is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min 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 24+ hotels available in Iowa State University. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mankato to Iowa State University.
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  • Distance: 149.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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 4 h 19 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Bus operators
Land to Air Express
Website
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato to Albert Lea. MN
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $40
Schedules at
landtoairexpress.com
Bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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jeffersonlines.com

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