Explore 4 ways to travel

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  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Kansas City (MCI) IND - MCI

$164 - $304

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
  2. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo

$84 - $170

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Galesburg Amtrak 1401 / ...
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$97 - $209

Train  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$106 - $288

Bus via Evansville, IN  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Evansville, IN
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo

$93 - $178

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Kansas City 484.6 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Indianapolis to Kansas City every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Champaign, IL, Champaign, Il, and St Louis, Mo in around 10 h 36 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Champaign-Urbana
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Galesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Indianapolis and Kansas City is 727 km. The road distance is 775 km.

The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Kansas City is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Kansas City is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs $160 - $310.

No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Champaign, Il and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Indianapolis to Kansas City, including transfers.