Bus Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA and return

Cheap bus and train tickets for trips from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA and return

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Finding the right bus from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA or from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA just got that much easier. Just use our bus search to find the ideal option: If you need to get there as fast as possible, pick the quickest bus, which will get you from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA in . If you want to travel for less, go for the most affordable option, which will only cost you $10.00. The Des Moines, IA - Ames, IA bus route is operated by Greyhound US and Busbud. Just click the "Find Now" button, see all options and take your pick!

Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$10.00
Fastest Bus0h 45m
Distance30.8 miles
Bus CompaniesGreyhound US, Jefferson Lines
  Bus Ames, IA - Des Moines, IA    31 mi
Ø Bus connections2 x
Savings-41%

The cheapest bus routes from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    29 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $10.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    26 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $12.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    29 Oct
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $12.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    25 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $12.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    22 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $12.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    23 Nov
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $12.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    26 Oct
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $14.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    19 Oct
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $14.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    22 Nov
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $14.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    10 Nov
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $14.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    23 Nov
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $14.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    22 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $15.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    31 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $15.00
  • Ames, IA
    Des Moines, IA
      10:20 PM
      11:05 PM
    22 Oct
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $17.00


  Bus Des Moines, IA - Ames, IA    31 mi
Ø Bus connections2 x
Savings-41%

The cheapest bus routes from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    28 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $10.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    29 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $10.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    28 Oct
    +1
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $12.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    29 Oct
    +1
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $12.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    25 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $12.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    19 Oct
    +1
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $14.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    10 Nov
    +1
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $14.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    22 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $15.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:40 AM
      12:20 PM
    17 Oct
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $15.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    17 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $15.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    16 Oct
    +1
    Greyhound USGreyhound US
    from $15.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    22 Oct
    +1
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $17.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    17 Oct
    +1
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $17.00
  • Des Moines, IA
    Ames, IA
      11:30 PM
      12:10 AM
    16 Oct
    +1
    Jefferson LinesJefferson Lines
    from $17.00


Current ticket prices

Traveling by bus is one of the cheapest options for visiting family or simply discovering new cities. For your bus ride from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA, there's tickets available starting at only $10.00 But don't hesitate for too long: if you book last-minute, you might have to pay a bit more. Here's one last recommendation: compare prices for different departure times if you're flexible timewise. Taking an earlier bus can allow you to save that extra bit of money.

Bus stops in Ames, IA and Des Moines, IA

  Stations
6th Ave 830, 50309 Des Moines, IA (USA)

More on bus features and services

Taking the bus is not only affordable but it's also the greenest way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions. Bus operators have also taken giant steps to modernize their fleet. Most of the amenities you get when taking the train or flying, can also be found on board a bus.

Buses have become the way to travel in the 21st century. Unlike most other transportation modes, if you buy a bus ticket from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA, there’s one operator offering free wireless internet: Greyhound US. That way you'll be able to check your twitter feed or get some work done if you're on business. When taking a bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA, also check whether the bus of your choice is equipped with entertainment systems.

Keep in mind that it’s best to compare offers: The on-board features of the different operators which serve routes from Ames, IA to Des Moines, IA and back can vary. That's exactly what we're here for: to help you find the right bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Ames, IA and Des Moines, IA: Useful Info

Ames, IA
58,965
Des Moines, IA
203,433
Taxi
$3.74
$4.36
Ames, IA
Des Moines, IA
A cab ride in Ames, IA is 15% cheaper than in Des Moines, IA.
Local buses
$1.62
$1.75
Ames, IA
Des Moines, IA
A bus fare in Ames, IA is 8% cheaper than in Des Moines, IA.
Beer
$3.86
$3.00
Ames, IA
Des Moines, IA
A large beer in Ames, IA is 23% more expensive than in Des Moines, IA.
Water
$3.29
$1.62
Ames, IA
Des Moines, IA
A bottle of water in Ames, IA is 51% more expensive than in Des Moines, IA.
Meal
$7.72
$10.28
Ames, IA
Des Moines, IA
A meal in Ames, IA is 25% cheaper than in Des Moines, IA.
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