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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Peoria to Ames. Traveling by bus from Peoria to Ames usually takes around 13 hours and 45 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance229 mi (369 km)
Shortest duration13h 45m
Cheapest price$71.00
Most frequent serviceBurlington Trailways
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How much is a bus ticket from Peoria to Ames?

The average bus ticket price from Peoria to Ames is $73.67. That price is based on the daily average cost for all bus trips from Peoria to Ames in the last 30 days. Any tickets cheaper than $73.67 can be considered a great deal. You are very likely to find a bus ticket at this price or lower if you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of Peoria to Ames bus tickets is expected to range from $71 to $82. If you are looking to travel to Ames within the next week, you can find bus tickets as cheap as $71.

As of today, the next cheapest bus trip from Peoria to Ames is on June 14, 2021 and it costs $71. Just search on Wanderu for Peoria to Ames bus trips using the form above and sort the results by cheapest to see the best available deals for the date on which you plan to hit the road.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Peoria to Ames by bus will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, bus ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $76 whenever you decide to board the bus to Ames.

What bus companies travel from Peoria to Ames?

There is one bus company that operates from Peoria to Ames. Burlington Trailways is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Burlington Trailways113h 45m$77.48

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Peoria to Ames during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 13 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 229 miles (369 kilometers) from Peoria, IL to Ames, IA. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Peoria to Ames for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Peoria?

There is usually only one bus per day from Peoria to Ames. It leaves the station in Peoria at 10:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Peoria to Ames. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Peoria?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Peoria.

Where does the bus arrive in Ames?

Arrival stations

All buses from Peoria arrive at one main station in Ames.

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