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

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

Fly from Columbus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Kansas City (MCI) CMH - MCI

$175 - $907

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 45 min

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

$65 - $170

3 alternative options

Bus to Covington, fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Kansas City (MCI) CVG - MCI

$191 - $942

Bus, train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak

$131 - $358

Drive  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Kansas City 660.6 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Kansas City is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Kansas City is to fly which costs $170 - $950 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Kansas City is 623 miles. The road distance is 660.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Columbus to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 623.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbus to Kansas City hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $170 and the journey takes 15 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Covington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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