There are 8 ways to get from Kansas City to Carbondale by bus, night bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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

Bus, night bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo 1682 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale 4711

$45 - $108

7 alternative options

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak 8359

Train, night bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale 4711

$69 - $169

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Carbondale 352.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to St. Louis, night bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to St. Louis (STL) MCI - STL
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale

$156 - $368

Fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Cape Girardeau (CGI) MCI - CGI
  2. Take a taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale

$322 - $1,032

Fly to Paducah, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Paducah (PAH) MCI - PAH
  2. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale

$212 - $920

Fly to Marion, line 4700 bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Marion (MWA) MCI - MWA
  2. Take the line 4700 bus from Marion, Il to Carbondale

$108 - $416

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

There is no direct connection from Kansas City to Carbondale. However, you can take the bus to St Louis, Mo then take the night bus to Carbondale. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kansas City to Carbondale via St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak and St. Louis, MO - Amtrak in around 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare, Quincy
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Paducah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Kansas City to Marion via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Kansas City to Marion via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Kansas City to Marion via Nashville, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Kansas City to Marion via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Marion, Il to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $12
Flexible
$14 - $18
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kansas City to Carbondale?

The distance between Kansas City and Carbondale is 491 km. The road distance is 563 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Carbondale?

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Carbondale is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kansas City to Carbondale?

The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Carbondale is to fly and line 4700 bus which takes 5 h 37 min and costs $100 - $420.

Is there a direct bus between Kansas City and Carbondale?

No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Carbondale via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Kansas City to Carbondale?

It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Kansas City to Carbondale, including transfers.