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

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

Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. 1202 / ...
  2. 803 / ...

$72 - $99

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 50 min

$101 - $206

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. 308.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  6 h 53 min

  1. CID - MCI

$274 - $1,333

What companies run services between Iowa City, IA, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

You can take a bus from Iowa City to Kansas City via Des Moines, IA in around 5 h 56 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Iowa City to Kansas City hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Cedar Rapids to Kansas City via Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Iowa City, IA to Davenport, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Davenport, IA to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Iowa City and Kansas City is 384 km. The road distance is 494 km.

The cheapest way to get from Iowa City to Kansas City is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Iowa City to Kansas City is to drive which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $30 - $45.

No, there is no direct bus from Iowa City to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Iowa City, IA and arriving at Kansas City, MO via Des Moines, IA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Iowa City to Kansas City, including transfers.