There are 9 ways to get from Purdue University to Iowa State University by bus, train, shuttle, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Iowa City, IA  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
  2. Take the bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
  3. Take the bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$83 - $135

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
  4. Take the bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
  5. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$152 - $326

Shuttle, bus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court to icago - OHare Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Ames, IA 1486

$104 - $159

Bus  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Ames, IA 1486

$105 - $146

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Purdue University to Iowa State University 464.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Des Moines (DSM) ORD - DSM

$238 - $800

Fly Indianapolis to Des Moines  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Des Moines (DSM) IND - DSM

$225 - $917

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) ORD - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Ames, IA

$210 - $805

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Waterloo (ALO) ORD - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA

$234 - $788

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Purdue University to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purdue University to Iowa State University is to fly which costs $230 - $800 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purdue University to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall and arriving at Ames, IA via Oakbrook. IL - Mall, Iowa City, IA and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 54 min.

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The distance between Purdue University and Iowa State University is 369 miles. The road distance is 464.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Iowa State University without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 54 min and costs $80 - $140.

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It takes approximately 10 h 54 min to get from Purdue University to Iowa State University, including transfers.

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Purdue University to Iowa State University bus services, operated by Suburban Express, depart from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall station.

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The best way to get from Purdue University to Iowa State University is to bus which takes 10 h 54 min and costs $80 - $140. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $800 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Purdue University to Iowa State University.
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  • Distance: 368.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 54 min

What companies run services between Purdue University, IN, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Purdue University to Iowa State University via Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall, Oakbrook. IL - Mall, Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Des Moines, IA, and Ames, IA in around 10 h 54 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Purdue University to Iowa State University every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lafayette Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$160 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Suburban Express
Website
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Lafayette, IN - Purdue U. Tarkington Hall to Oakbrook. IL - Mall
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Bus from Oakbrook. IL - Mall to Iowa City, IA - University of Iowa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
suburbanexpress.com
Book at
busline.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Air Coach
Website
expressaircoach.com
Shuttle from West Lafayette - Ford Dining Court to icago - OHare Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expressaircoach.com
Reindeer Shuttle
Website
reindeershuttle.com
Bus from Purdue Wiley Hall to Chicago O'Hare International
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
reindeershuttle.com

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