There are 8 ways to get from Kansas City to Kentucky by plane, train, bus 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 Covington  •  4 h 49 min

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

$154 - $854

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Terre Haute, In
  2. Take the bus from Terre Haute, IN to Bloomington, IN
  3. Take the bus from Bloomington, IN to Louisville, KY

$84 - $167

6 alternative options

Fly to Louisville  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Louisville (SDF) MCI - SDF

$192 - $954

Fly to Owensboro  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Owensboro (OWB) MCI - OWB

$176 - $770

Fly to Lexington  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Lexington (LEX) MCI - LEX

$204 - $1,004

Train, bus  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky 1123

$101 - $265

Train, bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  17 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Indianapolis Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY

$139 - $327

Drive  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Louisville 509 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Kentucky is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Kentucky is to fly which costs $150 - $900 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Kentucky is 524 miles. The road distance is 509 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Kansas City to Kentucky, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Kentucky. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Louisville, KY via Terre Haute, IN and Bloomington, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 54 min.

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The nearest airport to Kentucky is Lexington (LEX) Airport which is 44.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include Louisville (SDF) (53.4 miles), Covington (CVG) (106.5 miles), Nashville (BNA) (130.8 miles) and Indianapolis (IND) (161.3 miles).

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Kentucky.
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  • Distance: 524.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to Covington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Louisville via Terre Haute, In, Terre Haute, IN, and Bloomington, IN in around 15 h 54 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Dallas/Ft.Worth, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Atlanta, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Detroit, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
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
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Atlanta, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Detroit, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Denver, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Terre Haute, In
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Terre Haute, IN to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Bloomington, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
hoosierride.com

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