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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 Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Little Rock Union Station 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 once daily, 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 station to Little Rock station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Union Station and arriving at Little Rock Union Station via St. Louis Gateway Station. 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 once daily.

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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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Kansas City to Little Rock train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Little Rock is to bus which takes 8 h 40 min and costs $70 - $100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 13 h 47 min, you could also fly, which costs $250 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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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 once daily. 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 in around 13 h 47 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Little Rock via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
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 St. Louis Gateway Station
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 to Little Rock Union Station
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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jeffersonlines.com

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There is no direct flight from Kansas City Airport to Little Rock Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Kansas City to Little Rock bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Little Rock, AR station.

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Kansas City to Little Rock train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Little Rock Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Little Rock is 424 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to drive from Kansas City to Little Rock.

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

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There are 104+ hotels available in Little Rock. Prices start at $49 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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