There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Newark  •  4 h 38 min

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

$188 - $482

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  25 h 24 min

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

$83 - $200

8 alternative options

Fly to New York La Guardia  •  4 h 53 min

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

$167 - $372

Fly to New York JFK  •  6 h 36 min

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

$191 - $613

Fly to Philadelphia, train  •  6 h 39 min

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

$205 - $562

Fly to White Plains  •  8 h 26 min

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

$263 - $1,223

Bus D&J Bus  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to New York Djb149 / ...

$141 - $181

Bus, train  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Lake Shore Limited

$169 - $448

Bus, train via Ottumwa, IA  •  30 h 14 min

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

$218 - $572

Drive  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Des Moines to New York 1113.8 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to New York is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Des Moines to New York is to fly which costs $180 - $490 and takes 4 h 38 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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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Des Moines to New York, including transfers.

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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 30 min.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to New York is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $180 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $190 and takes 22 h 30 min.

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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 38 min

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

United Airlines, 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 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Chicago O'Hare, Cleveland
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to New York JFK via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Des Moines to White Plains via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Newark
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Newark via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Des Moines to New York La Guardia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak 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
Train from Ottumwa Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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
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
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $200

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