I have a 4 hour drive plus about a 1 hour wait time until I can set everything up. I don't have to worry about the cycling process being ruined though because they are all in 1 gallon bowls, which I change the water by hand because my 10 gallon broke, but I wouldn't have had room for it anyway in the dorm room.
I have bags, and I fill them about halfway, then make sure they have a lot of air in them, tie em up, and lay them in a picnic cooler type thing to keep the temperature from drastically changing. I have 3 bettas to transport, so they all get a spot, divided by cardboard, and then in the dark and away we go! lol