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There are 2 ways to get from Kansas City to Kirksville by train or car

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Train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to La Plata Amtrak Station Southwest Chief

$64 - $117

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Kirksville 159.6 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Kirksville is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Kirksville is to train which costs $60 - $120 and takes 2h 20m.

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The distance between Kansas City and Kirksville is 131 miles. The road distance is 159.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Kirksville without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs $60 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2h 20m to get from Kansas City to Kirksville, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Kirksville is 160 miles. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Kansas City to Kirksville.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Kirksville. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 131.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Kansas City to Kirksville once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 2h 3m.

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 Union Station to La Plata Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240

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