There are 7 ways to get from New York to Des Moines 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 from New York La Guardia  •  6 h 14 min

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

$167 - $372

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  27 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il 4425
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA 1201-1205 / ...

$139 - $289

5 alternative options

Fly from Newark  •  6 h 2 min

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

$177 - $473

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  7 h 1 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

$207 - $552

Bus D&J Bus  •  22 h 31 min

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

Train, bus  •  28 h 38 min

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

$227 - $573

Drive  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Drive from New York to Des Moines 1113.6 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Des Moines is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Des Moines is to fly which takes 6 h 2 min and costs $170 - $480.

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The distance between New York and Des Moines is 1641 km. The road distance is 1782 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from New York to Des Moines, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from New York to Des Moines. However, there are services departing from New York and arriving at Des Moines, IA via Archer & Red Line Station, Madison & Dearborn/State and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 31 min.

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

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from New York to Des Moines hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Des Moines via Chicago, IL, Archer & Red Line Station, Dearborn & Madison, Madison & Dearborn/State, Clinton & Polk, and Chicago, IL in around 22 h 31 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 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
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from New York La Guardia to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Sunday
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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 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
5 h 20 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
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
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 Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 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
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
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Ottumwa, IA to Monroe, IA
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Monroe, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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