There are 8 ways to get from Carbondale to Kansas City by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus  •  6 h 51 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

7 alternative options

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 Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner

$50 - $130

Bus, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner

$68 - $169

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Carbondale to Kansas City 351.9 miles

$30 - $50

Bus to St. Louis, fly to Kansas City  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo
  2. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Kansas City (MCI) STL - MCI

$152 - $353

Fly Marion to Kansas City  •  4 h 32 min

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

$138 - $494

Fly Marion to Kirksville, train  •  7 h 37 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

Fly Marion to St. Louis, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Marion (MWA) to St. Louis (STL) MWA - STL
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo

$102 - $204

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 6 h 51 min. Alternatively, Cape Air, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Carbondale to Kansas City every 4 hours.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Marion to Kansas City via St. Louis, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marion to Kirksville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Marion to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $100
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Marion to Kirksville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Marion to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak 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 20 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Carbondale to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Carbondale to Kansas City?

The distance between Carbondale and Kansas City is 491 km. The road distance is 563 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Carbondale to Kansas City?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Carbondale to Kansas City?

The quickest way to get from Carbondale to Kansas City is to fly which takes 4 h 32 min and costs $130 - $500.

Is there a direct bus between Carbondale and Kansas City?

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 6 h 51 min.

How long does it take to get from Carbondale to Kansas City?

It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from Carbondale to Kansas City, including transfers.