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There are 9 ways to get from Des Moines to New York by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to New York La Guardia  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DSM - LGA

$167 - $372

Cheapest option

Bus D&J Bus  •  22 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...

$92 - $102

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Fly to Newark  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Newark (EWR) DSM - EWR

$189 - $479

Fly to New York JFK  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to New York JFK (JFK) DSM - JFK

$191 - $613

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Philadelphia (PHL) DSM - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station

$204 - $559

Fly to White Plains  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to White Plains (HPN) DSM - HPN

$263 - $1,223

Bus, train  •  29 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
  2. Take the train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station

$199 - $541

Bus Greyhound USA  •  30 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1491 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny 1604

$127 - $293

Drive  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to New York 1113.8 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to New York is to bus which costs $90 - $110 and takes 22 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to New York is to fly which costs $160 - $380 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to New York. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at New York via Clark & Harrison and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 9 min.

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The distance between Des Moines and New York is 1026 miles. The road distance is 1113.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to New York without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 9 min and costs $90 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Des Moines to New York, including transfers.

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Des Moines to New York bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Des Moines, IA station.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to New York is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $160 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $110 and takes 22 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Des Moines Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 38 min.

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Des Moines to New York bus services, operated by D&J Bus, arrive at New York station.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to New York.
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  • Distance: 1025.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and New York, NY, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Des Moines to New York hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to New York via Chicago, IL, Clark & Harrison, Clark & Cermak, and Chicago, IL in around 22 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
D&J Bus
Bus from Chicago, IL to New York
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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More Questions & Answers

New York is 1 h ahead of Des Moines. It is currently 2:32 AM in Des Moines and 3:32 AM in New York.

Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to New York is 1114 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 27 min to drive from Des Moines to New York.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 1846+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $111 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 11 min and costs $2.

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