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Fly from Newark  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Omaha (OMA) EWR - OMA

$143 - $396

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Fly from New York La Guardia  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Omaha (OMA) LGA - OMA

$130 - $669

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Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Newark to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Omaha (OMA) PHL - OMA

$156 - $347

Train via New York Moynihan Train Hall  •  30h 32m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Omaha Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$188 - $295

Bus  •  35h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Kansas City "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE 502

$158 - $228

Train  •  37h 58m

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

$184 - $255

Train, night bus  •  39h 54m

  1. Take the train from Newark to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Omaha, Ne Btw1203

$192 - $270

Drive  •  20h 10m

  1. Drive from Newark to Council Bluffs 1231.1 miles

$120 - $180

Newark → Council Bluffs
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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Council Bluffs is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Council Bluffs is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark to Council Bluffs. However, there are services departing from Newark and arriving at 20th & East Locust SW via Kansas City, MO and 13th & Farnam NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 55m.

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The distance between Newark and Council Bluffs is 1135 miles. The road distance is 1231.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Council Bluffs without a car is to train via New York Moynihan Train Hall which takes 30h 32m and costs $180 - $300.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Newark to Council Bluffs, including transfers.

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Newark to Council Bluffs bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Council Bluffs is to fly which takes 5h 24m and costs $140 - $400. Alternatively, you can train via New York Moynihan Train Hall, which costs $180 - $300 and takes 30h 32m, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $230 and takes 35h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Omaha Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 12m.

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Newark to Council Bluffs bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Omaha, NE station.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Council Bluffs.
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  • Distance: 1135.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Council Bluffs, IA, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Newark to Council Bluffs every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Council Bluffs via New York Moynihan Train Hall, Chicago Union Station, and Omaha Amtrak Station in around 30h 32m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Philadelphia to Omaha via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Philadelphia to Omaha via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Omaha via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $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 Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once 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 Omaha Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
Train from Newark to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $480
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$240 - $340
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Bus operators
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 Newark to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
30h 20m
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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Council Bluffs is 1h behind Newark. It is currently 4:38 PM in Newark and 3:38 PM in Council Bluffs.

Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Council Bluffs is 1231 miles. It takes approximately 20h 10m to drive from Newark to Council Bluffs.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Omaha Airport.

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There are 116+ hotels available in Council Bluffs. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $4.

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