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There are 4 ways to get from Cleveland to Kansas City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Kansas City (MCI) CLE - MCI

$184 - $954

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Bus  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$85 - $215

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Train  •  14h 56m

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station Southwest Chief

$123 - $339

Drive  •  13h 21m

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Kansas City 802 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Kansas City is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 13h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Kansas City is to fly which costs $180 - $1,000 and takes 6h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cleveland station to Kansas City station. However, there are services departing from Cleveland Amtrak Station and arriving at Kansas City Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 56m.

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The distance between Cleveland and Kansas City is 702 miles. The road distance is 802 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 14h 56m and costs $120 - $340.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Cleveland to Kansas City, including transfers.

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

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Cleveland to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Cleveland Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6h 43m and costs $180 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $340 and takes 14h 56m, you could also bus, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 19h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 702.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 43m

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cleveland to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cleveland to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station in around 14h 56m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Cleveland to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Cleveland to Kansas City via Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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Kansas City is 1h behind Cleveland. It is currently 7:54 PM in Cleveland and 6:54 PM in Kansas City.

Cleveland to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Kansas City is 802 miles. It takes approximately 13h 21m to drive from Cleveland to Kansas City.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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

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There are 206+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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