There are 4 ways to get from Kansas City to Little Rock by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR 121

$70 - $100

3 alternative options

Train  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Little Rock Union Station Amtrak Texas Eagle

$106 - $277

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Little Rock 424.4 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Little Rock (LIT) MCI - LIT

$256 - $1,106

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Little Rock is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Little Rock is to fly which costs $250 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kansas City, MO and arriving at Little Rock, AR. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to Little Rock station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Little Rock Union Station Amtrak via St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 47 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Little Rock is 328 miles. The road distance is 424.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Little Rock without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 40 min and costs $70 - $100.

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The bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR takes 8 h 40 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Kansas City to Little Rock bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Kansas City, MO station.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Little Rock.
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  • Distance: 328.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 40 min

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Little Rock, AR, USA?

Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Kansas City to Little Rock every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 8 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kansas City to Little Rock via St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak in around 13 h 47 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Little Rock Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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