There are 5 ways to get from Buffalo 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 36 min

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

$160 - $718

Cheapest option

Bus via Columbus, OH  •  23 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Schedules 0010 and 0011
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$98 - $259

3 alternative options

Train  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Depew 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

$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

$115 - $295

Drive  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Kansas City 987.9 miles

$95 - $140

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines 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 Amtrak in around 20 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Buffalo to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 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 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
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Erie, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Greyhound USA
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Buffalo and Kansas City is 1381 km. The road distance is 1581 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 36 min and costs $160 - $750.

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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 15 min.

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 57 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Buffalo to Kansas City, including transfers.