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

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Fly to Covington  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Covington (CVG) MCI - CVG

$154 - $854

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Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1684 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh 1105 / ...

$72 - $175

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Fly to Dayton, bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Dayton (DAY) MCI - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$198 - $858

Train, bus  •  14 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati

$99 - $225

Train, bus via Indianapolis Amtrak  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati

$121 - $304

Drive  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Cincinnati 589.9 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Cincinnati is to fly which costs $150 - $900 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Cincinnati, Oh via Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h.

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The distance between Kansas City and Cincinnati is 542 miles. The road distance is 589.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Cincinnati without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 23 min and costs $95 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Kansas City to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Cincinnati is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $150 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Covington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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Kansas City to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cincinnati, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Cincinnati.
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  • Distance: 542.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to Cincinnati hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Cincinnati via Dayton Trotwood, Oh in around 15 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
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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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
Once 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 Indianapolis Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
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Bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
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megabus.com

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Cincinnati is 1 h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 5:02 AM in Kansas City and 6:02 AM in Cincinnati.

Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Cincinnati is 590 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 53 min to drive from Kansas City to Cincinnati.

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

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

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There are 191+ hotels available in Cincinnati. Prices start at $69 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 $2.

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