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There are 6 ways to get from Denver to Kansas City by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 42 min

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

$66 - $311

5 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE 1402
  2. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 706

$111 - $215

Bus  •  17 h 20 min

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

$76 - $200

Bus, train  •  17 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Kit Carson, CO
  3. Take the bus from Kit Carson, CO to Lamar, CO
  4. Take the train from Lamar Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak

$119 - $281

Bus, train via Raton  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver to Colorado Springs, CO
  2. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Raton
  3. Take the train from Raton Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak

$135 - $353

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  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 9 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Kansas City is to fly which costs $65 - $320 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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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 13 h 39 min.

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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 and night bus which takes 13 h 39 min and costs $110 - $220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min 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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The best way to get from Denver to Kansas City is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs $65 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 17 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Denver 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 Denver to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 560.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

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 Frisco in around 17 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $600
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 Lamar Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Train from Raton Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
Bus operators
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.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
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Frisco to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Raton
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Frisco Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Frisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Outback Express
Website
outbackexpress.tripod.com
Bus from Colorado Springs, CO to Kit Carson, CO
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
outbackexpress.tripod.com
Bus from Kit Carson, CO to Lamar, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
outbackexpress.tripod.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Denver to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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Kansas City is 1 h ahead of Denver. It is currently 1:33 AM in Denver and 2:33 AM in Kansas City.

Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Kansas City is 605 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 2 min 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 bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $65 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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