There are 10 ways to get from New York to Ames 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 New York La Guardia to Des Moines  •  6 h 53 min

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

$193 - $410

Cheapest option

Bus D&J Bus  •  23 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Chicago, IL Nyc
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$162 - $218

8 alternative options

Fly Newark to Des Moines  •  6 h 38 min

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

$215 - $519

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Des Moines  •  7 h 45 min

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

$233 - $590

Fly Newark to Waterloo, bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Waterloo (ALO) EWR - ALO
  2. Take the bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA

$281 - $1,047

Train, bus via Des Moines, IA  •  27 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$199 - $483

Train, bus  •  30 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Ames, IA 1486

$179 - $463

Train, bus via Kansas City Amtrak  •  32 h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA 806 / ...

$256 - $657

Bus Greyhound USA  •  37 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Ames, IA 804 / ...

$168 - $368

Drive  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Drive from New York to Ames 1137.5 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Ames is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Ames is to fly which costs $210 - $550 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The distance between New York and Ames is 1025 miles. The road distance is 1137.5 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from New York to Ames, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from New York to Ames. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Ames, IA via Clark & Cermak, Chicago, IL and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 23 min.

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from New York to Ames hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Ames via Chicago, IL, Clark & Cermak, Clark & Harrison, Chicago, IL, and Des Moines, IA in around 23 h 23 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Newark to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Waterloo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
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
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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 New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 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 Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Waterloo, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
D&J Bus
Bus from New York to Chicago, IL
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 New York, NY to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Ames, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.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 New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
31 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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