There are 8 ways to get from Kansas City to California 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.

Recommended option

Fly to San Diego  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Diego (SAN) MCI - SAN

$154 - $504

Cheapest option

Fly to Los Angeles  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Los Angeles (LAX) MCI - LAX

$82 - $300

6 alternative options

Fly to Oakland  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Oakland (OAK) MCI - OAK

$170 - $482

Fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Francisco (SFO) MCI - SFO

$168 - $760

Fly to Long Beach  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Long Beach (LGB) MCI - LGB

$184 - $464

Bus  •  34 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angls Amtrak, Ca 1683

$152 - $380

Train  •  35 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief

$220 - $700

Drive  •  25 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Los Angeles 1653.1 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to California is to fly which costs $80 - $300 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to California is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and California is 1332 miles. The road distance is 1653.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Kansas City to California, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to California. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Main & 1st via Main & 6th. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 h 30 min.

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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 $2.

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Kansas City to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Chicago Union Station.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to California.
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  • Distance: 1332.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Kansas City to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Kansas City to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $150 - $380 and the journey takes 34 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via San Diego
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach via Denver, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach via Chicago Midway, Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Oakland via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Long Beach via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Kansas City to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Los Angls Amtrak, Ca
Ave. Duration
34 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380

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