Centrally positioned, Ames can be reached easily from all points north, south, east and west.
Distance from major cities:
|Atlanta, GA||947 miles||Minneapolis, MN||218 miles|
|Austin, TX||963 miles||Omaha, NE||168 miles|
|Chicago, IL||322 miles||Portland, OR||1,821 miles|
|Los Angeles, CA||1,717 miles||Washington D.C.||1,043 miles|
|Kansas City, MO||227 miles|
Arrive By Air
Commercial air transportation is just 45 minutes away at the Des Moines International Airport. The airport provides non-stop service to many major cities around the United States. The Ames Municipal Airport, operated by Central Iowa Air Service, is designed to serve corporate fleets, charters and small private aircraft.
Car rental service is available at both airport locations. Additional transportation options are also available to and from Ames to both airport locations.
Arrive By Ground
Ames, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 30, can be located by traveling on north-south Interstate 35 and using exits 111B and 113. Interstate 35 also intersects with east-west Interstate 80 approximately 30 miles south of Ames, at the north edge of the Des Moines Metro area.