There are 4 ways to get from Kansas City to Lawrence by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence 7321 / ...

$10 - $23

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Lawrence Amtrak Southwest Chief

$23 - $45

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kansas City to Lawrence 39.8 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Lawrence 39.8 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Lawrence is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Lawrence is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Lawrence. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Lawrence Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Lawrence is 37 miles. The road distance is 39.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Lawrence without a car is to bus which takes 55 min and costs $10 - $23.

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The bus from Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence takes 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Kansas City to Lawrence bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Kansas City, Mo station.

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Kansas City to Lawrence train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kansas City Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Lawrence is to bus which takes 55 min and costs $10 - $23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $23 - $45 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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  • Distance: 36.5 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Lawrence, KS, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Kansas City to Lawrence hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $23 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Kansas City to Lawrence twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Lawrence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Kansas City, Mo to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Other operators
Taxi from Kansas City to Lawrence
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 816-471-5000
Website
kansas-city-taxi.com
Crown Cab
Phone
+1 816-753-9300

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Kansas City to Lawrence bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Lawrence station.

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Kansas City to Lawrence train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Lawrence Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Lawrence is 40 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Kansas City to Lawrence.

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