There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo to Kansas City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Kansas City (MCI) BUF - MCI

$160 - $718

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Bus via Columbus, OH  •  23 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$97 - $256

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Train  •  19 h 54 min

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

$159 - $459

Bus  •  26 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Kansas City, Mo

$116 - $295

Drive  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Kansas City 987.9 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Kansas City is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Kansas City is to fly which costs $160 - $750 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Buffalo, NY and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Buffalo to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Buffalo and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 54 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Kansas City is 863 miles. The road distance is 987.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 19 h 54 min and costs $150 - $460.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Buffalo to Kansas City, including transfers.

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

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Buffalo to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $160 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $460 and takes 19 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs $95 - $260 and takes 23 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 863.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Buffalo to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Buffalo to Kansas City via Buffalo, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, and Chicago Union Station in around 19 h 54 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
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 Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Buffalo 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 Buffalo. It is currently 7:03 PM in Buffalo and 6:03 PM in Kansas City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Kansas City is 988 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 31 min to drive from Buffalo to Kansas City.

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

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

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There are 200+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $8 - $17.

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