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

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Fly to New York La Guardia  •  3h 38m

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

$133 - $584

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Bus via Chicago  •  20h 38m

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

$84 - $146

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Fly to Newark  •  5h 23m

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

$132 - $592

Fly to New York JFK  •  5h 20m

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

$150 - $376

Night bus, bus  •  20h 41m

  1. Take the night bus from Des Moines, Ia to Chicago, Il Btw1202
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to New York, NY Chicago

$107 - $184

Bus, train  •  27h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited / ...

$121 - $176

Bus, train via Galesburg  •  29h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Burlington, Ia
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
  3. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station

$176 - $263

Bus  •  32h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny 1682 / ...

$161 - $225

Drive  •  18h 24m

  1. Drive from Des Moines to New York 1114.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to New York is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to New York is to fly which costs $130 - $600 and takes 3h 38m.

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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, Ny via Kansas City, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 50m.

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The distance between Des Moines and New York is 1026 miles. The road distance is 1114.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to New York without a car is to bus via Chicago which takes 20h 38m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Des Moines to New York, including transfers.

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Des Moines to New York bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, 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 3h 38m and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus via Chicago, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 20h 38m.

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

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Des Moines to New York bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York, Ny 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: 3h 38m

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 and Chicago in around 20h 38m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Miami
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $80
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
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Chicago to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Night bus from Des Moines, Ia to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, Ia to Burlington, Ia
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, Ia to Galesburg, Il
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $170
Flexible
$170 - $250

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New York is 1h ahead of Des Moines. It is currently 8:52 AM in Des Moines and 9:52 AM in New York.

Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to New York is 1114 miles. It takes approximately 18h 24m to drive from Des Moines to New York.

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

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There are 1938+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Des Moines Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $17 - $21.

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