Cheap bus tickets fromDes Moines to Ames

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traveling from Des Moines to Ames by bus

Cheapest price$9.00
Shortest Duration0h 35m
Trips per day4
bus carriers2
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How can I get the cheapest bus ticket from Des Moines to Ames?

The best way to get the cheapest bus tickets from Des Moines to Ames is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Des Moines to Ames were $9.00. By booking 21 days out, tickets are on average $7.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Des Moines to Ames?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Des Moines to Ames by bus is at 8:00 AM on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11:00 AM on Wednesday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily bus trips are there from Des Moines to Ames?

On average there are 4 bus trips per day. Jefferson Lines has the most options for departures from Des Moines to Ames, with an average of 3 trips per day and 52 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers currently travel from Des Moines to Ames. Of the 4 trips there are 4 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

bus lines that run from Des Moines to Ames

Jefferson Lines

Jefferson Lines operates, on average, 3 bus schedule(s) from Des Moines to Ames. The average Jefferson Lines ticket to Ames costs $15.64. Cheap Jefferson Lines tickets to Ames are available on Wanderu starting from $9.00. In Des Moines, Jefferson Lines departs from Bus Station - 1501 2nd St and no other station. In Ames, Jefferson Lines arrives at Intermodal Station - 129 Hayward Ave and no other station.

An average trip on Jefferson Lines from Des Moines to Ames takes 0 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Ames in 0 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay $17.00 for a weekend getaway trip to Ames.

Jefferson Lines
Jefferson Lines
Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
0h 39m
Avg. Price
$15.64

Burlington Trailways

Burlington Trailways operates, on average, 1 bus schedule(s) from Des Moines to Ames. The average Burlington Trailways ticket to Ames costs $16.00. In Des Moines, Burlington Trailways departs from Bus Station - 1501 2nd St and no other station. In Ames, Burlington Trailways arrives at Intermodal Station - 129 Hayward Ave and no other station.

An average trip on Burlington Trailways from Des Moines to Ames takes 0 hours and 50 minutes, while the fastest available Burlington Trailways trip will get you to Ames in 0 hours and 35 minutes,

On weekends, Burlington Trailways offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $16.00 for a weekend getaway trip to Ames.

Burlington Trailways
Burlington Trailways
Air conditioning
Restroom
Power outlet
WiFi
Avg. Time
0h 50m
Avg. Price
$16.00

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Des Moines. Most bus trips to Ames will depart from Bus Station - 1501 2nd St.
  • Bus Station - 1501 2nd St
Bus trips arrive in Ames at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Intermodal Station - 129 Hayward Ave are the main bus stations in Ames for trips arriving from Des Moines.
  • Intermodal Station - 129 Hayward Ave