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There are 6 ways to get from Kansas City to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Boston  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Boston (BOS) MCI - BOS

$84 - $268

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Manchester (MHT) MCI - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$154 - $530

Fly to Providence, train  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Providence (PVD) MCI - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains

$100 - $504

Train  •  29h 52m

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$156 - $227

Bus  •  33h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny 1682 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses 2504 / ...

$150 - $205

Drive  •  23h 52m

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Boston 1426.8 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Boston is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 23h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Boston is to fly which costs $80 - $270 and takes 5h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Boston. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Boston South Buses via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City station to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Union Station and arriving at Boston South Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 52m.

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The distance between Kansas City and Boston is 1255 miles. The road distance is 1426.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Boston without a car is to train which takes 29h 52m and costs $150 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Kansas City to Boston, including transfers.

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Kansas City to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Kansas City, Mo station.

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Kansas City to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kansas City Union Station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Boston is to fly which takes 5h 26m and costs $80 - $270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $230 and takes 29h 52m, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $210 and takes 33h 42m.

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  • Distance: 1254.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Kansas City to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kansas City to Boston via Chicago Union Station in around 29h 52m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Covington
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.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 Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $170
Flexible
$170 - $250
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Kansas City to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Boston is 1h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 8:33 AM in Kansas City and 9:33 AM in Boston.

Kansas City to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Boston is 1427 miles. It takes approximately 23h 52m to drive from Kansas City to Boston.

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Air Canada, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to Boston Airport.

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Book your Kansas City to Boston train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Kansas City to Boston bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 634+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Kansas City Airport is to line 229 bus which takes 51 min and costs $2.

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