There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Philadelphia  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Kansas City (MCI) PHL - MCI

$150 - $560

Cheapest option

Bus  •  26 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Kansas City, MO 1675 / ...

$100 - $270

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Kansas City (MCI) BWI - MCI

$235 - $824

Train to Newark, fly  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Kansas City (MCI) EWR - MCI

$158 - $615

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Kansas City (MCI) DCA - MCI

$230 - $905

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  28 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak

$259 - $746

Train  •  34 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$205 - $590

Drive  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Kansas City 1132.9 miles

$110 - $160

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Kansas City once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $270 and the journey takes 26 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Nashville
Avg. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City
Avg. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Nashville
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Avg. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via St. Louis
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Avg. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Nashville
Avg. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City
Avg. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Avg. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Detroit
Avg. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Newark to Kansas City
Avg. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Toronto
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Toronto
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City
Avg. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
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Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
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Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Avg. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Kansas City, MO
Avg. Duration
26 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$100 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $270

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Kansas City?

The distance between Philadelphia and Kansas City is 1665 km. The road distance is 1813 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City is to drive which costs $140 and takes 18 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs $210.

Is there a direct train between Philadelphia and Kansas City?

No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Washington Union Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 34 min.

Is there a direct bus between Philadelphia and Kansas City?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Kansas City, MO. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 h 12 min.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City?

It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City, including transfers.