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There are 7 ways to get from Carbondale to Kansas City by bus, night bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$45 - $107

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Night bus, train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Carbondale Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner

$50 - $130

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Carbondale,IL - Amtrak to St. Louis, MO - Amtrak 8359
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner

$50 - $130

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Carbondale to Kansas City 351.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Marion to Kansas City  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Marion (MWA) to Kansas City (MCI) MWA - MCI

$138 - $494

Amtrak Thruway to St. Louis, fly to Kansas City  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Carbondale,IL - Amtrak to St. Louis, MO - Amtrak
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Kansas City (MCI) STL - MCI

$134 - $314

Fly Marion to Kirksville, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Marion (MWA) to Kirksville (IRK) MWA - IRK
  2. Take the train from La Plata Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak

$174 - $425

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carbondale to Kansas City is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carbondale to Kansas City is to fly which costs $130 - $500 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carbondale to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Carbondale and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Carbondale and Kansas City is 307 miles. The road distance is 351.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Carbondale to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $45 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Carbondale to Kansas City, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carbondale to Kansas City is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $500 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Marion Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Carbondale to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 307.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Carbondale, IL, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

You can take a bus from Carbondale to Kansas City via St Louis, Mo in around 7 h 30 min. Alternatively, Cape Air, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Carbondale to Kansas City every 4 hours.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marion to Kirksville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Marion to Kirksville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from La Plata Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 Carbondale to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from Carbondale Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Carbondale,IL - Amtrak to St. Louis, MO - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Carbondale to Kansas City is 352 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from Carbondale to Kansas City.

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Delta, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Cape Air offer flights from Marion Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carbondale to Marion Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $35 - $45.

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