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There are 6 ways to get from Des Moines to Newport Beach by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Santa Ana

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Santa Ana (SNA)

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Fly to Los Angeles

  1. Fly from Des Moines (DSM) to Los Angeles (LAX)

4 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
  2. Take the train from Kansas City to Fullerton Amtrak Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City to El Monte
  3. Take the bus from Harbor Transitway / 37th St / USC to Disneyland

Bus via Denver

  1. Take the bus from Des Moines, Ia to Denver, Co
  2. Take the bus from Denver to Los Angeles
  3. Take the bus from 5th / Hill to Disneyland

Drive

  1. Drive from Des Moines to Newport Beach

Des Moines to Newport Beach by bus

The bus journey time between Des Moines and Newport Beach is around 44h 58m and covers a distance of around 1907 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 27m. The fastest bus normally takes 44h 58m. Operated by Jefferson Lines, Greyhound USA, Metro Los Angeles and others, the Des Moines to Newport Beach bus service departs from Des Moines, IA and arrives in Newport-18Th. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
41h 30m
Layover time:
3h 27m
Total time:
44h 58m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
44h 58m
Bus distance:
1907 miles
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$184
Carbon emissions:
380 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
18:15
Last bus departs at:
18:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Des Moines to Newport Beach bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Des Moines to Newport Beach is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 25h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Des Moines to Newport Beach is to fly. Taking this option will cost $140 - $500 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Des Moines to Newport Beach. However, there are services departing from Des Moines, IA and arriving at Newport-18Th via Kansas City, El Monte Station - Upper Level, Harbor Transitway / 37th St / USC and Harbor-East Shuttle Area. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 5m.

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The distance between Des Moines and Newport Beach is 1443 miles. The road distance is 1698.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Des Moines to Newport Beach without a car is to bus and train which takes 40h 24m and costs $230 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Des Moines to Newport Beach, including transfers.

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Des Moines to Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach is to fly which takes 5h 37m and costs $140 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $280 and takes 43h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Des Moines Airport to Santa Ana Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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Des Moines to Newport Beach bus services, operated by Metro Los Angeles, arrive at Disneyland station.

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Map of how to get from Des Moines to Newport Beach.
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  • Distance: 1443 miles
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Des Moines, IA, USA and Newport Beach, CA, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Des Moines to Newport Beach hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Des Moines to Newport Beach via Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, El Monte Station - Upper Level, Harbor Transitway / 37th St / USC, and Harbor-East Shuttle Area in around 43h 5m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $500
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $420
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $450
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Phoenix esa Gateway
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Des Moines to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Des Moines to Santa Ana via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 Kansas City to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Premium
$450 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$340 - $500
Business Seat
$370 - $550
Bus operators
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
$30 - $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 to El Monte
Ave. Duration
34h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $220
Flexible
$220 - $320
Bus from Denver to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $150
Flexible
$150 - $220
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Harbor Transitway / 37th St / USC to Disneyland
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$0
Bus from 5th / Hill to Disneyland
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Adult
$0
Burlington Trailways

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More Questions & Answers

Newport Beach is 2h behind Des Moines. It is currently 4:11 PM in Des Moines and 2:11 PM in Newport Beach.

Yes, the driving distance between Des Moines to Newport Beach is 1699 miles. It takes approximately 25h 57m to drive from Des Moines to Newport Beach.

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Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, Delta and three other airlines offer flights from Des Moines Airport to Santa Ana Airport.

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There are 508+ hotels available in Newport Beach. 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 $16 - $20.

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