There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI) ORD - MCI

$113 - $256

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Train  •  9 h 4 min

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

$67 - $195

4 alternative options

Subway to Chicago Midway, fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the subway from O'Hare to Washington-Blue
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI) MDW - MCI

$116 - $290

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA 1202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...

$97 - $140

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 10 min

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

$74 - $181

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City 524.4 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and Kansas City is 405 miles. The road distance is 524.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 9 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City is 524 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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

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  • Distance: 405 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to Kansas City once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 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
Burlington Trailways
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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 Chicago, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
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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