There are 6 ways to get from St. Louis to Iowa State University by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. STL - DSM

$190 - $792

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. 1683 / ...
  2. 804 / ...

$74 - $133

4 alternative options

Bus via Des Moines, IA  •  9 h 1 min

  1. 802 / ...
  2. 806 / ...

$84 - $158

Train, bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. 802 / ...
  2. 806 / ...

$110 - $221

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  17 h 50 min

  1. 806 / ...

$95 - $188

Drive  •  7 h 2 min

  1. 382.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The distance between St. Louis and Iowa State University is 478 km. The road distance is 612 km.

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Iowa State University is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Iowa State University is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $190 - $800.

No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Iowa State University. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Ames, IA via Kansas City, MO and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from St. Louis to Iowa State University, including transfers.

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Iowa State University, IA, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from St. Louis to Iowa State University twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Iowa State University via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, Des Moines, IA, and Ames, IA in around 9 h 1 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
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 St Louis, MO to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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