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There are 4 ways to get from Mankato to Iowa State University by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 43m

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

$34 - $75

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Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Mankato to Iowa State University 194.4 miles

$19 - $28

Bus, fly to Des Moines  •  5h 42m

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

$264 - $395

Bus, fly to Mason City  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Mankato, MN to MSP Airport
  2. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Mason City (MCW) MSP - MCW
  3. Take the bus from Mason City, IA to Ames, IA

$85 - $132

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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 4h 43m.

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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 4h 43m and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m 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 13m.

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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 3h 16m to drive from Mankato to Iowa State University.

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  • Distance: 149.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 43m

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 4h 43m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Mason City
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
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
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Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mason City, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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