There are 3 ways to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin by plane, 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  •  4 h 18 min

  1. MCI - JLN

$275 - $1,203

Cheapest option

Line 229 bus, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. 229
  2. 117

$38 - $54

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. 177.4 miles

$17 - $26

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

American Airlines flies from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin 5 times a day. Alternatively, 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 42 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Joplin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 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 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Bus operators
Kansas City Transportation (KCATA)
Website
kcata.org
Bus from Kci Airport Terminal C to On 10Th At Main Eastbound
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
kcata.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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kansas City Airport (MCI) and Joplin is 247 km. The road distance is 284 km.

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.

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

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 42 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Kansas City Airport (MCI) to Joplin, including transfers.