There are 9 ways to get from Bloomington to Kansas City by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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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Bus, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Galesburg Amtrak 1401
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$79 - $170

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Night bus, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to St Louis, Mo 4821
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$50 - $119

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Train  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Lincoln Service / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner

$87 - $214

Bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo

$77 - $161

Drive  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bloomington to Kansas City 403.8 miles

$35 - $60

Fly from Bloomington  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Bloomington (BMI) to Kansas City (MCI) BMI - MCI

$283 - $1,403

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI) ORD - MCI

$133 - $311

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Summit Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI) MDW - MCI

$145 - $353

Train to St. Louis, fly  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Kansas City (MCI) STL - MCI

$172 - $399

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bloomington to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Bloomington Pilot Sta and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bloomington to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via St. Louis Gateway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 56 min.

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The distance between Bloomington and Kansas City is 313 miles. The road distance is 403.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Kansas City without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Bloomington to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Bloomington to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Bloomington Pilot Sta station.

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Bloomington to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Kansas City is to train which takes 9 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bloomington Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Bloomington to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 313.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

What companies run services between Bloomington, IL, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

You can take a train from Bloomington to Kansas City via St. Louis Gateway Station in around 9 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bloomington to Kansas City via Champaign, IL, Champaign, Il, and St Louis, Mo in around 9 h 58 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bloomington to Kansas City via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Summit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Bloomington/Normal, IL to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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
Night bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Bloomington Pilot Sta to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloomington to Kansas City is 404 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to drive from Bloomington to Kansas City.

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Allegiant Air, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Bloomington Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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Book your Bloomington to Kansas City bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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

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The best way to get from Bloomington to Bloomington Airport is to bus which takes 32 min and costs .

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