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

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Fly  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Kansas City (MCI) DEN - MCI

$72 - $252

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Bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Denver to Kansas City "Greyhound"

$60 - $90

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Train  •  31h 50m

  1. Take the train from Denver to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis
  3. Take the train from St. Louis to Kansas City

$184 - $265

Drive  •  9h 1m

  1. Drive from Denver to Kansas City 604.8 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Denver to Kansas City is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 9h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Denver to Kansas City is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs $70 - $260.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Denver and arriving at Kansas City. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Denver to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Denver and arriving at Kansas City via Chicago Union Station and St. Louis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 50m.

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The distance between Denver and Kansas City is 560 miles. The road distance is 604.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Denver to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 11h 5m and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Denver to Kansas City, including transfers.

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

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Denver to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Denver station.

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The best way to get from Denver to Kansas City is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs $70 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 11h 5m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $270 and takes 31h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Denver to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 560.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Frontier Airlines fly from Denver to Kansas City every 2 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Denver to Kansas City once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 11h 5m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Flights from Denver to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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 Denver to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
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 Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $90
Flexible
$95 - $140

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Kansas City is 1h ahead of Denver. It is currently 4:16 PM in Denver and 5:16 PM in Kansas City.

Denver to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Kansas City is 605 miles. It takes approximately 9h 1m to drive from Denver to Kansas City.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Denver Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 499+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Denver to Denver Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs $11.

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