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There are 9 ways to get from New York to Waterloo by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Newark to Waterloo

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Waterloo (ALO)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 3 Allen St to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia

Fly New York JFK to Waterloo

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Waterloo (ALO)

Fly New York La Guardia to Waterloo

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Waterloo (ALO)

Fly White Plains to Waterloo

  1. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Waterloo (ALO)

Fly New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids, bus

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Cedar Rapids (CID)
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Waterloo, Ia

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia

Bus via Baltimore

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia

Drive

  1. Drive from New York to Waterloo

New York to Waterloo by train, bus and walk

The journey time between New York and Waterloo is around 45h 50m and covers a distance of around 1271 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 23m. The fastest journey normally takes 45h 50m. Operated by Amtrak, Chicago Transit (CTA) and Burlington Trailways, the New York to Waterloo service departs from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and arrives in Waterloo, Ia. Typically five 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 26m
Layover time:
20h 23m
Total time:
45h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
45h 50m
Journey distance:
1271 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$149
Carbon emissions:
142 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:40
Last service departs at:
15:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Waterloo train, bus and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Waterloo is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 17h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Waterloo is to fly which costs $260 - $280 and takes 6h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Waterloo. However, there are services departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and arriving at Waterloo, Ia via Baltimore Downtown and Chicago, Il. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 25m.

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The distance between New York and Waterloo is 959 miles. The road distance is 1081.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Waterloo without a car is to bus which takes 22h 18m and costs $110 - $190.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from New York to Waterloo, including transfers.

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New York to Waterloo bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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The best way to get from New York to Waterloo is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs $260 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 22h 18m.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Waterloo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 46m and has one stopover.

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New York to Waterloo bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Waterloo, Ia station.

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Map of how to get from New York to Waterloo.
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  • Distance: 959.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways fly from New York to Waterloo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York to Waterloo via Chicago and Chicago, Il in around 22h 18m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Newark to Waterloo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$464
Flights from Newark to Waterloo via Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Norfolk, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Richmond, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Buffalo, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Raleigh/Durham, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Waterloo via Orlando, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Cleveland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Wilmington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Raleigh/Durham, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Nashville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Charleston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Asheville, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Kansas City, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Waterloo via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
11h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from White Plains to Waterloo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from White Plains to Waterloo via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, Ia to Waterloo, Ia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Waterloo, Ia
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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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Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Baltimore Downtown Bus Terminal, Baltimore, MD
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.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 Baltimore Downtown
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Baltimore Downtown to Chicago
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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Waterloo is 1h behind New York. It is currently 8:28 AM in New York and 7:28 AM in Waterloo.

Yes, the driving distance between New York to Waterloo is 1082 miles. It takes approximately 17h 51m to drive from New York to Waterloo.

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United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Waterloo Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Waterloo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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