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

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Bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo 1163 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$52 - $125

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Bus, train  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo 1163 / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner

$75 - $187

Train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Illini / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$98 - $264

Drive  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Kansas City 422.8 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Kansas City (MCI) CMI - MCI

$211 - $974

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No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Champaign, Il and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Champaign to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 56 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Kansas City is 346 miles. The road distance is 422.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Champaign to Kansas City, including transfers.

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

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Champaign to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Kansas City is to bus which takes 8 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 56 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 41 min and has one stopover.

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Champaign 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 Champaign to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 346.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Champaign to Kansas City via St Louis, Mo in around 8 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Champaign to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station in around 10 h 56 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Champaign to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Champaign to Kansas City via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once 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 Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
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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Champaign to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Kansas City is 423 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to drive from Champaign to Kansas City.

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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

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There are 207+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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