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There are 9 ways to get from New York to Lincoln by plane, shuttle, 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 Newark to Lincoln

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Lincoln (LNK)

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Bus via Chicago

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Lincoln, NE

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Fly New York La Guardia to Lincoln

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Lincoln (LNK)

Fly New York JFK to Lincoln

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Lincoln (LNK)

Fly Newark to Omaha, shuttle

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Omaha (OMA)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Eppley Airfield to Lincoln

Fly New York La Guardia to Omaha, shuttle

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Omaha (OMA)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Eppley Airfield to Lincoln

Train

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Lincoln Amtrak Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York to Kansas City
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Lincoln, NE

Drive

  1. Drive from New York to Lincoln

New York to Lincoln by bus and walk

The journey time between New York and Lincoln is around 2 days 0h and covers a distance of around 1343 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 23h 23m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 0h. Operated by Wanda Coach, Chicago Transit (CTA) and Windstar, the New York to Lincoln service departs from New York, NY - 3 Allen St and arrives in Lincoln, NE. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
25h 6m
Layover time:
23h 23m
Total time:
2 days 0h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 0h
Journey distance:
1343 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
$93
Carbon emissions:
268 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
21:30
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Lincoln bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Lincoln is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 21h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Lincoln is to fly which costs $200 - $750 and takes 7h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Lincoln. However, there are services departing from New York, NY - 3 Allen St and arriving at Lincoln, NE via Wentworth & Cermak and Chicago, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Lincoln station. However, there are services departing from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arriving at Lincoln Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 18m.

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The distance between New York and Lincoln is 1190 miles. The road distance is 1301.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Lincoln without a car is to bus via Chicago which takes 26h 42m and costs $90 - $170.

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from New York to Lincoln, including transfers.

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New York to Lincoln bus services, operated by Wanda Coach, depart from New York, NY - 3 Allen St station.

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New York to Lincoln train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Lincoln is to fly which takes 7h 54m and costs $200 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus via Chicago, which costs $90 - $170 and takes 26h 42m, you could also train, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 30h 18m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Lincoln.
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  • Distance: 1189.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 54m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Lincoln, NE, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from New York to Lincoln every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Lincoln via Chicago, Wentworth & Cermak, Clark & Harrison, and Chicago, IL in around 26h 42m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Raleigh/Durham, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $550
Flights from Newark to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Raleigh/Durham, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Milwaukee, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Kansas City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Nashville, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Cleveland, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Lincoln via Columbus, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Baltimore, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Charlotte, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Raleigh/Durham, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Boston, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Lincoln via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $600
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $450
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $470
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Lincoln Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Eppley Airfield to Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
646-630-7186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Lincoln, NE
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Lincoln, NE
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
gowindstar.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 to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
31h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $180
Flexible
$180 - $260
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Lincoln Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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New York to Lincoln bus services, operated by Windstar, arrive at Lincoln, NE station.

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Lincoln is 1h behind New York. It is currently 7:45 AM in New York and 6:45 AM in Lincoln.

New York to Lincoln train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lincoln Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Lincoln is 1302 miles. It takes approximately 21h 24m to drive from New York to Lincoln.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Lincoln Airport.

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