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    Transportation Costs to Tournament Sites

    I was researching the costs of going to the tournament at each of the sites and bookmarking accordingly. I made this spreadsheet to help me out and I thought I would share in case you were wondering if you could make it or not.

    How these were calculated:

    ALL WERE ONE-WAY TRIPS leaving Monday, March 12.
    Megabus: Des Moines to Chicago then from there (Except Omaha) - Megabus.com
    Amtrak: Cost of Megabus to Chicago ($25) then from there - Amtrak.com
    Driving: 16MPG Truck from Ames (this will change dramatically if you have a better car) - Gasbuddy.com
    Greyhound: Departing from Ames - Greyhound
    Flying: Departing from Des Moines - Kayak.com




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    Re: Transportation Costs to Tournament Sites

    What kind of idiot would fly commercial from Des Moines to Omaha? Of course the price is high. They don't want people that stupid on airplanes.



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    Re: Transportation Costs to Tournament Sites

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    What kind of idiot would fly commercial from Des Moines to Omaha? Of course the price is high. They don't want people that stupid on airplanes.
    I just did it for the laughs... of course no one would fly.



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    Re: Transportation Costs to Tournament Sites

    Oh and I found out Greyhound does a $10-12 Ames to Des Moines and its only a 15 minute walk from the Greyhound to Megabus stops.

    Is there free parking anywhere in downtown?



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    Re: Transportation Costs to Tournament Sites

    Nice chart. I'm an excel geek, so I appreciate this type of thing

    And I've flown from Ames to Omaha while in college. We had to escort some bigwig for some hoighty toighty event. Pretty short flight, as I recall



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