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There are 5 ways to get from Kansas City to Memphis by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the bus from St. Louis to Memphis, TN via St Louis

$78 - $167

4 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR 121
  2. Take the bus from Little Rock, Ar to Memphis, Tn 1508 / ...

$92 - $144

Train  •  18 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Memphis Central Station City Of New Orleans

$144 - $402

Drive  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Memphis 519.4 miles

$50 - $75

Fly  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Memphis (MEM) MCI - MEM

$224 - $1,004

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Memphis is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Memphis is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Memphis. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, MO and arriving at Memphis, Tn via Little Rock, Ar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to Memphis station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Memphis Central Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Memphis is 372 miles. The road distance is 519.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Memphis without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 55 min and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 11 h 55 min to get from Kansas City to Memphis, including transfers.

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

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Kansas City to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kansas City Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Memphis is to bus which takes 12 h 25 min and costs $90 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $410 and takes 18 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Memphis.
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  • Distance: 371.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Kansas City to Memphis via Little Rock, AR and Little Rock, Ar in around 12 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kansas City to Memphis via Chicago Union Station in around 18 h 44 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Memphis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak 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 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 Memphis Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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
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
Bus from Little Rock, Ar to Memphis, Tn
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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There is no direct flight from Kansas City Airport to Memphis Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Kansas City to Memphis bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Memphis, Tn station.

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Kansas City to Memphis train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Memphis Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Memphis is 519 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 29 min to drive from Kansas City to Memphis.

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

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There are 195+ hotels available in Memphis. Prices start at $59 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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