The closest airport to Iowa State University is Des Moines International Airport. There is a shuttle service available between the airport and ISU (see below). Other major airports, including Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Kansas City International Airport, and Omaha Airport. are within driving distance, but require renting a car.
Shuttle Service to and from Des Moines International Airport
Executive Express offers shuttles approximately every 90 minutes ($36 one-way; $56 round trip per person – prices are cheaper when booking for more than one person).
Car rental agencies are located in the baggage claim area in Des Moines International Airport.
Ames’ Bus System
Ames CyRide bus system offers safe, reliable, and friendly service for navigating around Ames. Please find a nice CyRide and Ames map here. The Iowa State “MyState” app offers a nice CyRide GPS interface that shows in real time where buses are with respect to your current location.
Getting to the Conference Venue
Conference sessions will be held on campus in the Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa 50014. Pay parking is available in the Memorial Union Parking Ramp, adjacent to the conference venue. For more information, visit http://www.mu.iastate.edu/parking–maps/parking/. More information about parking can be found at http://www.parking.iastate.edu/visitor.
There are many hotels around Ames. In addition to hotels, there are numerous economical options via Air BnB in the Ames’ area.
Note that CyRide (the Ames public bus system) is updating its routes and schedules. Double check any public transportation information listed here with CyRide directly. See our travel page for more information.
Hotels with room blocks [Please be sure to say that you are booking a room for the PSLLT/TSLL Conferences]:
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center (Block held until August 15)
Hilton Garden Inn (Block held until July 16)
Additional hotels in Ames:
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center
2609 University Blvd
CyRide Brown line serves this area, but only on weekdays.
Sleep Inn & Suites
1310 Dickinson Ave
CyRide Red line (goes directly to conference site) serves this area.
Country Inn & Suites
2605 SE 16th St.
Days Inn Ames
229 S Duff Ave
CyRide Blue line serves this area.
*Days Inn is about a 10-minute walk to Ames downtown Main Street which features shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and a farmers market on Saturday mornings. CyRide Red and Green lines go between Main Street and campus.