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There are 10 ways to get from Kansas City to Kentucky by plane, night bus, 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.

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Fly to Covington  •  4 h 46 min

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

$154 - $854

Cheapest option

Bus via St Louis, Mo  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
  3. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky

$86 - $208

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Fly to Lexington  •  6 h 9 min

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

$232 - $1,042

Fly to Louisville  •  6 h 33 min

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

$192 - $954

Fly to Owensboro  •  5 h 15 min

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

$176 - $770

Fly to Nashville, night bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Nashville (BNA) MCI - BNA
  2. Take the night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky

$172 - $332

Train, bus  •  14 h 53 min

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

$100 - $225

Bus  •  16 h 48 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

$86 - $169

Train, bus via Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis  •  17 h 15 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 Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY

$121 - $305

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 46 min.

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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 St Louis, Mo and Nashville, Tn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 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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The best way to get from Kansas City to Kentucky without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 53 min and costs $95 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Kansas City to Kentucky, including transfers.

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Kansas City to Kentucky 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 Kentucky is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $150 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $210 and takes 15 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Covington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Kansas City to Kentucky bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Louisville, Ky station.

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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 46 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 every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Louisville via St Louis, Mo and Nashville, Tn in around 15 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Nashville
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Nashville via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Dallas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago Midway, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Chicago O'Hare, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Dallas, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Owensboro via Minneapolis, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Night bus from Nashville, Tn to Bowling Green, Ky
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Nashville, Tn to Louisville, Ky
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Terre Haute, In
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
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

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Kentucky is 1 h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 6:00 PM in Kansas City and 7:00 PM in Kentucky.

Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Kentucky is 509 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to drive from Kansas City to Kentucky.

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

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

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There are five+ hotels available in Kentucky. Prices start at $100 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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