Newton Development Corporation

Transportation

Newton Airport

Newton is served by a full-service general aviation airport adjacent to the Iowa Speedway.  The airport boasts a full Instrument Landing System, full service Fixed Based Operator of 60 years and is capable of handling the largest of corporate aircraft with its 5600’x100’runway.  Recent upgrades have included a new terminal and large main hangar as well as extra ramp space for the busy race weekends.  Please visit www.johnsonaviation.net for more information.

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Des Moines International Airport

The Des Moines International Airport is located just 45 minutes from Newton.  The airport services the Des Moines Metro area with 17 connections to major airline hubs including direct daily flights to Chicago (12), Minneapolis (6), Denver (6), Dallas/Fort Worth (5), Atlanta (3), Phoenix (2) and Houston (2); as well as connecting flights to Kansas City, Omaha, and St. Louis.

Major Roadways

Newton is located at the “Crossroads of the Midwest” along two major interstates that cross the continental United States; Interstate 80 going east and west and a 25 minute drive to Interstate 35 going north and south providing easy access to major highways, airports, and rail facilities.

Distance to Major Metropolitan Cities
Chicago, Illinois 300
Kansas City, Missouri 225
Minneapolis, Minnesota 267
Omaha, Nebraska 170
St. Louis, Missouri 323
Distance to Iowa Cities
Amana Colonies 65
Ames(Iowa State University) 58
Council Bluffs 163
Des Moines 30
Iowa City (University of Iowa)      84
Quad Cities 138

Rail

Newton is located on Iowa Interstate Railroad's main line between Chicago and Omaha.

Amtrak

Amtrak operates two long-distance trains through Iowa including daily service from Ottumwa and Osceola which are both within driving distance, 1 hour and 1.5 hours respectively, from Newton.  The California Zephyr runs daily from the plains of Chicago through the heart of the Rockies and arrives at the final destination of San Francisco including stops Burlington, Osceola, Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, Reno, and Sacramento.  The Southwest Chief runs daily through eight states of the American West between Chicago and Los Angeles with stops in Fort Madison, Ottumwa, Kansas City and Albuquerque.  For additional information please visit www.amtrak.com.

 

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