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There are 4 ways to get from Boston to Kansas City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Kansas City (MCI) BOS - MCI

$144 - $308

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Bus  •  36 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$142 - $339

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Train  •  30 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station Southwest Chief

$201 - $579

Drive  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Kansas City 1426.3 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Kansas City is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 23 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Kansas City is to fly which costs $140 - $310 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Kansas City station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Kansas City Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 10 min.

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The distance between Boston and Kansas City is 1255 miles. The road distance is 1426.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 30 h 10 min and costs $200 - $600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Boston to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Boston to Kansas City bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 11 min and costs $140 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 30 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs $140 - $340 and takes 36 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1254.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Boston to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station in around 30 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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.

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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 21 min.

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Boston 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 Boston. It is currently 4:25 PM in Boston and 3:25 PM in Kansas City.

Boston to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Kansas City is 1426 miles. It takes approximately 23 h 45 min to drive from Boston to Kansas City.

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

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There are 205+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2 - $6.

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