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

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Fly from Columbus  •  6 h 6 min

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

$175 - $907

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Bus  •  15 h 45 min

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

$65 - $170

3 alternative options

Night bus to Covington, fly  •  7 h 41 min

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

$191 - $942

Bus, train  •  16 h 53 min

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

$131 - $358

Drive  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Kansas City 660.6 miles

$60 - $95

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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 6 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Columbus, Oh and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 45 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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The best way to get from Columbus to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 45 min and costs $65 - $170.

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

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

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The best way to get from Columbus to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs $170 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $170 and takes 15 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Columbus Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Columbus 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 Columbus to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 623.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Columbus to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbus to Kansas City 4 times a day. 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbus to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Covington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
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 Toledo Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to Kansas City Union Station
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
Night bus from Columbus, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
4 times a day
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Kansas City is 1 h behind Columbus. It is currently 4:41 AM in Columbus and 3:41 AM in Kansas City.

Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Kansas City is 661 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 2 min to drive from Columbus to Kansas City.

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

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Book your Columbus to Kansas City bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 205+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs $3 - $5.

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