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

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Fly to Boston  •  5 h 20 min

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

$144 - $308

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Bus  •  32 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny 1682 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$137 - $353

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Fly to Manchester, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Manchester (MHT) MCI - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$198 - $338

Fly to Providence, train  •  8 h 32 min

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

$200 - $1,064

Train  •  29 h 53 min

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

$199 - $572

Drive  •  23 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Boston 1426.1 miles

$140 - $210

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Boston South Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 53 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Boston is 1255 miles. The road distance is 1426.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Boston without a car is to train which takes 29 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min 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 Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Boston is to fly which takes 5 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 29 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 32 h 59 min.

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

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Kansas City to Boston bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Boston.
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  • Distance: 1254.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta 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 29 h 53 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Tampa
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Boston via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Manchester via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Providence via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Chicago Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
21 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $340
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
28 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
Bus from New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Boston is 1 h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 10:12 PM in Kansas City and 11:12 PM 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 1426 miles. It takes approximately 23 h 52 min to drive from Kansas City to Boston.

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

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There are 754+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $139 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 56 min and costs .

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