There are 3 ways to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin by bus, car or plane

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Line 229 bus, bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 229 bus from Kci Airport Terminal C to On 10Th At Main Eastbound 229
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Joplin, MO 117

$38 - $54

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Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin 177.4 miles

$17 - $26

Fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Joplin (JLN) MCI - JLN

$275 - $1,203

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin. However, there are services departing from Kci Airport Terminal C and arriving at Joplin, MO via On 10Th At Walnut Eastbound Nearside and Kansas City, MO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Kansas City Airport (MCI) and Joplin is 154 miles. The road distance is 177.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin without a car is to line 229 bus and bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin, including transfers.

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Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin bus services, operated by Ride KC, depart from Kci Airport Terminal C station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin is to line 229 bus and bus which takes 4 h 43 min and costs $35 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $270 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kansas City Airport to Joplin Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Joplin, MO station.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin.
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  • Distance: 154.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Kansas City Airport (MCI), USA and Joplin, MO, USA?

You can take a bus from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin via On 10Th At Main Eastbound, On 10Th At Walnut Eastbound Nearside, On 12Th At Troost Eastbound, and Kansas City, MO in around 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin every 4 hours.

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American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Joplin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Joplin via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Bus operators
Ride KC
Phone
+1 816-221-0660
Website
ridekc.org
Bus from Kci Airport Terminal C to On 10Th At Main Eastbound
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ridekc.org
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Joplin, MO
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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jeffersonlines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin is 177 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin.

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American Airlines offers flights from Kansas City Airport to Joplin Airport.

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