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There are 9 ways to get from Kalamazoo 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, train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago Union Station 1482-25 - Flint - Chicago / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$88 - $219

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Bus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago (cnr 95th and Dan Ryan)
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo

$86 - $183

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Train  •  10 h 26 min

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

$99 - $267

Drive  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Kalamazoo to Kansas City 659.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly from Kalamazoo  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Kalamazoo (AZO) to Kansas City (MCI) AZO - MCI

$244 - $1,204

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kansas City (MCI) ORD - MCI

$148 - $344

Train to Chicago Midway, fly  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kansas City (MCI) MDW - MCI

$148 - $363

Bus to Grand Rapids, fly  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
  2. Fly from Grand Rapids (GRR) to Kansas City (MCI) GRR - MCI

$232 - $1,155

Train to Detroit, fly  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Dearborn Amtrak
  2. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Kansas City (MCI) DTW - MCI

$148 - $560

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kalamazoo to Kansas City is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kalamazoo to Kansas City is to fly which costs $240 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kalamazoo to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Kalamazoo and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kalamazoo to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Kalamazoo Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 26 min.

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The distance between Kalamazoo and Kansas City is 523 miles. The road distance is 659.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Kalamazoo to Kansas City without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 10 h 25 min to get from Kalamazoo to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Kalamazoo to Kansas City bus services, operated by Indian Trails, depart from Kalamazoo station.

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Kalamazoo to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kalamazoo Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Kalamazoo to Kansas City is to train which takes 10 h 26 min and costs $95 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $190 and takes 14 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs $240 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Kalamazoo to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 522.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station in around 10 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Chicago (cnr 95th and Dan Ryan), Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il, and St Louis, Mo in around 14 h 50 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Grand Rapids to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Grand Rapids to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Grand Rapids to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Grand Rapids to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Kalamazoo to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Grand Rapids to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Detroit to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
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 Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 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
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Kalamazoo Amtrak to Dearborn Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Indian Trails
Phone
+1 800-292-3831
Website
indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Chicago (cnr 95th and Dan Ryan)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.com
Bus from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids, MI
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
indiantrails.com
Book at
webstore.indiantrails.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 Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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There is no direct flight from Kalamazoo Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 31 min and has one stopover.

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

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Kansas City is 1 h behind Kalamazoo. It is currently 7:46 PM in Kalamazoo and 6:46 PM in Kansas City.

Kalamazoo to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kalamazoo to Kansas City is 659 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 40 min to drive from Kalamazoo to Kansas City.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Kalamazoo Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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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 Kalamazoo to Kalamazoo Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $2.

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