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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MCI - PIT

$104 - $604

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Pittsburgh, Pa 1684

$80 - $210

2 alternative options

Train  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited

$144 - $392

Drive  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Pittsburgh 844.2 miles

$80 - $120

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

OneJet, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Kansas City to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 17 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kansas City and Pittsburgh is 1254 km. The road distance is 1351 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $100 - $650.

No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 57 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh, including transfers.