The Executive Express shuttle service has a booth in the baggage claim area, providing service to Ames and other Iowa cities.
To/from Iowa State University (ISU) at 2501 N.Loop Drive, Ames, IA 50321: (if driving go north to I-80; east on 163 & north on I35; exit at SR 30 with a short drive west to Ames. The 40.6 mile distance takes about 48 mins (without traffic). For transportation options to ISU, open its website.
Des Moines Area Regional Transit 'DART' public Bus Route 8 serves the Airport. (tel. 515-283-8100 - for route map and schedule open http://www.ridedart.com/bus-schedulesroute-map.cfm).
Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency 'HIRTA' (tel. 877-686-0029 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: www.ridehirta.com) is an interstate transit bus line linking Central Iowa and the surrounding counties around Polk (where the Airport & the City of Des Moines are)
Greyhound Bus Lines: 515-243-1773
Jefferson Bus Lines: 888-864-2838
Trailways Bus System: 515-288-9459.