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There are 9 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.

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  5 h 51 min

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

$149 - $559

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Bus  •  28 h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$110 - $280

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Train to Newark, fly  •  6 h 53 min

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

$158 - $615

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  6 h 39 min

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

$235 - $824

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  7 h 22 min

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

$230 - $905

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  8 h 9 min

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

$226 - $812

Train via Washington Union Station  •  28 h 33 min

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

$259 - $746

Train  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City is to drive which costs $110 - $160 and takes 18 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City is to fly which costs $140 - $600 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Washington Union Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 33 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Kansas City is 1040 miles. The road distance is 1132.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 28 h and costs $110 - $280.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs $140 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $280 and takes 28 h, you could also train, which costs $250 - $750 and takes 28 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1040.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Kansas City 4 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $280 and the journey takes 28 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Covington
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$290 - $400
Room
$550 - $750
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 54 min.

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

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Kansas City is 1 h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 1:58 PM in Philadelphia and 12:58 PM in Kansas City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Kansas City is 1133 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 50 min to drive from Philadelphia to Kansas City.

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Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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