There are 5 ways to get from Detroit to Kansas City by plane, train, bus 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  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Kansas City (MCI) DTW - MCI

$114 - $484

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1105
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$81 - $210

3 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Wolverine
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$116 - $318

Bus via Chicago, IL  •  17 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO 803 / ...

$123 - $203

Drive  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Kansas City 795.7 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Kansas City is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Kansas City is to fly which costs $110 - $490 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Kansas City is 647 miles. The road distance is 795.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Detroit to Kansas City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Detroit, MI and arriving at Kansas City, MO via Chicago, IL and Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Detroit to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Detroit Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 22 min.

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What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Spirit Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Detroit to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Detroit to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 13 h 22 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 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 Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Burlington Trailways
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
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 Detroit, Mi to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150

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