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

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Fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to New Orleans (MSY) MCI - MSY

$142 - $568

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Bus  •  25h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Montgomery, Al
  3. Take the bus from Montgomery, Al to Mobile, Al
  4. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La

$130 - $328

3 alternative options

Train, night bus  •  24h 1m

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
  2. Take the night bus from St. Louis Gateway Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Carbondale Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal

Train  •  28h 4m

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal City Of New Orleans

$189 - $542

Drive  •  14h 57m

  1. Drive from Kansas City to New Orleans 914.7 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to New Orleans is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to New Orleans is to fly which costs $140 - $600 and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at New Orleans, La via St Louis, Mo, Montgomery, Al and Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City station to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Union Station and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 4m.

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The distance between Kansas City and New Orleans is 686 miles. The road distance is 914.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to New Orleans without a car is to train and night bus which takes 24h 1m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Kansas City to New Orleans, including transfers.

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Kansas City to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Kansas City, Mo station.

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Kansas City to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to New Orleans is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs $140 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $330 and takes 25h 45m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 28h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 685.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to New Orleans hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to New Orleans via St Louis, Mo, Montgomery, Al, and Mobile, Al in around 25h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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
5h 40m
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 Carbondale Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Business Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Room
$370 - $550
Train from Kansas City Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Night bus from St. Louis Gateway Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Mobile to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Montgomery, Al
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Montgomery, Al to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to New Orleans Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Kansas City to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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Kansas City to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to New Orleans is 915 miles. It takes approximately 14h 57m to drive from Kansas City to New Orleans.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your Kansas City to New Orleans train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Kansas City to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 744+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $70 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 56m and costs $2.

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