There are 7 ways to get from New York 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 Newark  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Kansas City (MCI) EWR - MCI

$149 - $571

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Bus  •  31 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$120 - $300

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Fly from New York La Guardia  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Kansas City (MCI) LGA - MCI

$127 - $562

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Kansas City (MCI) PHL - MCI

$227 - $762

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Kansas City (MCI) BWI - MCI

$268 - $911

Train  •  27 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$194 - $558

Drive  •  20 h 7 min

  1. Drive from New York to Kansas City 1197.6 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 20 min.

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The distance between New York and Kansas City is 1100 miles. The road distance is 1197.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 27 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from New York to Kansas City, including transfers.

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New York to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York, Ny station.

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New York to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 27 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 31 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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

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  • Distance: 1100.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from New York to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station in around 27 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
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 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
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.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
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
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 New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
31 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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Kansas City is 1 h behind New York. It is currently 1:23 AM in New York and 12:23 AM in Kansas City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Kansas City is 1198 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 7 min to drive from New York to Kansas City.

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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Book your New York to Kansas City train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your New York to Kansas City bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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