There are 8 ways to get from Denver to Kansas City by plane, car, train, bus or night bus

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Fly from Denver  •  4h 42m

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

$86 - $251

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Bus  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Frisco 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frisco to Kansas City, Mo 1682

$85 - $121

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Drive to Colorado Springs, fly  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs
  2. Fly from Colorado Springs (COS) to Kansas City (MCI) COS - MCI

$140 - $613

Train, bus, night bus  •  14h 21m

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station to Lincoln Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 706

$102 - $150

Bus via Omaha  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE Btw1402
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501

$115 - $182

Bus, train  •  18h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Tejon & I-25 Park & Ride
  2. Take the bus from Tejon & I-25 Park & Ride to Lamar
  3. Take the train from Lamar Amtrak to Kansas City Union Station

$97 - $129

Train  •  21h 5m

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Kansas City Union Station Southwest Chief

$131 - $186

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 quickest way to get from Denver to Kansas City is to fly which costs $85 - $260 and takes 4h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denver to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Denver, CO and arriving at Kansas City, MO via Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Denver station to Kansas City station. However, there are services departing from Denver Union Station and arriving at Kansas City Union Station via Galesburg Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 5m.

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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 train and bus and night bus which takes 14h 21m and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m 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, Co station.

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

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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, you can take a bus from Denver to Kansas City via Omaha, NE in around 14h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Colorado Springs to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Colorado Springs to Kansas City via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Colorado Springs to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Colorado Springs to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Colorado Springs to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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 Union Station to Lincoln Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$250 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Train from Lamar Amtrak to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
Train from Denver Union Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Seat
$190 - $270
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Burlington Trailways
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, Co to Frisco
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Frisco to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$100 - $160
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Tejon & I-25 Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Tejon & I-25 Park & Ride to Lamar
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
ridebustang.com

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The best way to get from Denver to Kansas City is to fly which takes 4h 42m and costs $85 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus via Omaha, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 14h 25m, you could also train, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 21h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Kansas City is 1h ahead of Denver. It is currently 5:44 PM in Denver and 6:44 PM in Kansas City.

Denver to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union 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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Book your Denver to Kansas City train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 346+ 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 $9.

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