There are 8 ways to get from Kansas City to Kentucky 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 Covington  •  4 h 49 min

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

$154 - $854

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 59 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

$82 - $167

6 alternative options

Fly to Louisville  •  6 h 33 min

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

$192 - $954

Fly to Lexington  •  8 h 28 min

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

$204 - $1,004

Bus via St Louis, Mo  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN
  4. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY

$94 - $196

Train, bus  •  15 h

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

$100 - $225

Train, bus via Indianapolis, IN  •  17 h 4 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

$121 - $305

Drive  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Louisville 509 miles

$50 - $75

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 St Louis, Mo, Champaign, Il, Champaign, IL, Indianapolis, IN, and Indianapolis, IN in around 14 h 18 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 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 Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
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
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Louisville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Lexington via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice 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
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
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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
Burlington Trailways
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Hoosier Ride
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Terre Haute, IN to Bloomington, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Bloomington, IN to Louisville, KY
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kansas City and Kentucky is 839 km. The road distance is 814 km.

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

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

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, Champaign, IL and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 18 min.

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