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There are 11 ways to get from New Jersey to Ottumwa by plane, bus, train 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 New York La Guardia to Des Moines, bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Des Moines (DSM) LGA - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$208 - $429

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Bus  •  30h 21m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il 4425
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ottumwa, IA 1491 / ...

$128 - $208

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Fly Newark to Des Moines, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Des Moines (DSM) EWR - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$210 - $518

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Des Moines, bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Des Moines (DSM) PHL - DSM
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$174 - $443

Fly Newark to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  10h 43m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Cedar Rapids (CID) EWR - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids to Mt. Pleasant, IA
  3. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA

$201 - $494

Fly Newark to Chicago Midway, train  •  10h 29m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Chicago Midway (MDW) EWR - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station

$142 - $496

Fly Newark to St. Louis, bus  •  12h 18m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to St. Louis (STL) EWR - STL
  2. Take the bus from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Burlington, IA
  3. Take the bus from Burlington, IL to Ottumwa, IA

$197 - $557

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  11h

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PHL - MDW
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station

$196 - $611

Train via New York Penn Station  •  26h 25m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$173 - $629

Train  •  33h 48m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$199 - $558

Drive  •  17h 50m

  1. Drive from Newark to Ottumwa 1066.6 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Ottumwa is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Ottumwa is to train and fly and bus which costs $170 - $450 and takes 8h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Ottumwa station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Ottumwa Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 25m.

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The distance between New Jersey and Ottumwa is 951 miles. The road distance is 1066.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Ottumwa without a car is to train which takes 26h 25m and costs $170 - $650.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from New Jersey to Ottumwa, including transfers.

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New Jersey to Ottumwa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Ottumwa is to train which takes 26h 25m and costs $170 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 30h 21m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Des Moines Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 27m.

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Ottumwa is 1h behind New Jersey. It is currently 11:52 AM in New Jersey and 10:52 AM in Ottumwa.

Map of how to get from New Jersey to Ottumwa.
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  • Distance: 951.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 15m

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Ottumwa, IA, USA?

You can take a train from Newark to Ottumwa via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station in around 26h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to Ottumwa via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Chicago, Il, UIC-Halsted, Clinton-Blue, and Chicago, IL in around 30h 21m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Newark to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Newark to St. Louis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Flights from Newark to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Newark to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Newark to Chicago Midway via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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 Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Chicago Union Station to Ottumwa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice 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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
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 Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids to Mt. Pleasant, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $190

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New Jersey to Ottumwa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ottumwa Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Ottumwa is 1067 miles. It takes approximately 17h 50m to drive from New Jersey to Ottumwa.

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

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There are seven+ hotels available in Ottumwa. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12m and costs $1 - $2.

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