There are 4 ways to get from Boston 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  •  6 h 20 min

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

$144 - $308

Cheapest option

Bus  •  36 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny 2509 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$141 - $361

2 alternative options

Train  •  29 h 36 min

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

$201 - $579

Drive  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Kansas City 1426.3 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

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 takes 6 h 20 min and costs $140 - $310.

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The distance between Boston and Kansas City is 2008 km. The road distance is 2282 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Boston to Kansas City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 36 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta 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 Amtrak in around 29 h 36 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Covington
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Kansas City via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
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 Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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