There are 10 ways to get from California to Missouri by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Diego to Kansas City  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Kansas City (MCI) SAN - MCI

$154 - $504

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Fly Los Angeles to Kansas City  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City (MCI) LAX - MCI

$83 - $300

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Fly San Diego to St. Louis  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to St. Louis (STL) SAN - STL

$187 - $408

Fly Sacramento to St. Louis  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to St. Louis (STL) SMF - STL

$217 - $957

Fly Oakland to Kansas City  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Kansas City (MCI) OAK - MCI

$171 - $482

Fly San Jose to St. Louis  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to St. Louis (STL) SJC - STL

$219 - $859

Fly San Francisco to Kansas City  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Kansas City (MCI) SFO - MCI

$168 - $760

Train  •  34 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$220 - $700

Bus  •  35 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Kansas City, Mo 1684 / ...

$152 - $392

Drive  •  25 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Kansas City 1643.2 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from California to Missouri. However, there are services departing from Grand / 2nd and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 53 min.

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The distance between California and Missouri is 1442 miles. The road distance is 1643.2 miles.

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The best way to get from California to Missouri without a car is to train which takes 34 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from California to Missouri, including transfers.

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California to Missouri bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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California to Missouri train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from California to Missouri is to fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 34 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 35 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h.

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

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Map of how to get from California to Missouri.
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  • Distance: 1441.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

What companies run services between California, USA and Missouri, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and four other airlines fly from San Diego to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Los Angeles to Kansas City twice daily. Tickets cost $220 - $700 and the journey takes 34 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Sacramento to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Sacramento to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to St. Louis via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from San Jose to St. Louis via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to St. Louis via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
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 Los Angeles, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $390

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Missouri is 2 h ahead of California. It is currently 6:26 AM in California and 8:26 AM in Missouri.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between California to Missouri is 1643 miles. It takes approximately 25 h to drive from California to Missouri.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Missouri. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from California to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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