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There are 8 ways to get from Winnipeg to Ames 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 to Des Moines  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Winnipeg (YWG) to Des Moines (DSM) YWG - DSM

$221 - $1,341

Cheapest option

Fly to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  10h 24m

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

$218 - $1,443

6 alternative options

Fly to Minneapolis, bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Fly from Winnipeg (YWG) to Minneapolis (MSP) YWG - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Ames, IA

$275 - $616

Train, bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Winnipeg to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA

$313 - $531

Train, bus via Ottumwa  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the train from Winnipeg to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
  4. Take the bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
  5. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$329 - $543

Train, bus #2  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Winnipeg to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA

$298 - $514

Train, bus via Amherst  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the train from Winnipeg to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  3. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA

$345 - $616

Drive  •  11h 11m

  1. Drive from Winnipeg to Ames 671.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Winnipeg to Ames is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Winnipeg to Ames is to fly which costs $280 - $1,800 and takes 7h 40m.

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The distance between Winnipeg and Ames is 914 km. The road distance is 1074.4 km.

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The best way to get from Winnipeg to Ames without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 13h and costs $410 - $700.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from Winnipeg to Ames, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Winnipeg Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 44m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Winnipeg to Ames is 1074 km. It takes approximately 11h 11m to drive from Winnipeg to Ames.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Winnipeg Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Ames. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Winnipeg to Winnipeg Airport is to line 15 bus which takes 20m and costs $4.

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Map of how to get from Winnipeg to Ames.
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  • Distance: 571.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

What companies run services between Winnipeg, MB, Canada and Ames, IA, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and Air Canada fly from Winnipeg to Ames every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Winnipeg to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Winnipeg to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Flights from Winnipeg to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Winnipeg to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Winnipeg to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Winnipeg to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Winnipeg to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Winnipeg to Toronto
Ave. Duration
37h 59m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $340
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$170 - $190
Economy
$200 - $280
EconomyPlus
$240 - $340
Business
$370 - $550
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $95
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Buffalo Depew Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids,IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Mall of America - Bloomington, MN to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $90
Online Fare
$45 - $70
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
Standard Fare
$75 - $90
Refundable
$90 - $100
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$60 - $85
Online Fare
$45 - $70
Advanced Purchase
$55 - $80
Standard Fare
$75 - $85
Refundable
$85 - $95
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130

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