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 Des Moines International. Taxi and rideshare opportunities are available in Ames.
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.