There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Iowa State University by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Ames, IA 801 / ...

$45 - $65

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Bus via Mall of America - Bloomington, MN  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Ames, IA 201

$42 - $63

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Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Iowa State University 217.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Des Moines  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Des Moines (DSM) MSP - DSM

$230 - $363

Fly to Mason City, bus  •  4 h 56 min

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

$61 - $98

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Cedar Rapids (CID) MSP - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Ames, IA

$182 - $458

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Ames, IA. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Iowa State University is 206 miles. The road distance is 217.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Iowa State University without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs .

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The bus from Minneapolis, MN to Ames, IA takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Minneapolis to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Iowa State University is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 4 h 34 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Iowa State University is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Minneapolis to Iowa State University.

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Delta offers flights from Minneapolis Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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  • Distance: 206.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Minneapolis to Iowa State University hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Minneapolis to Iowa State University 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Minneapolis to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Air Choice One
Website
airchoiceone.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Mason City
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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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
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

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

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs .

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