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

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Fly  •  6 h 30 min

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

$164 - $804

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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 47 min

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

$144 - $392

Drive  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Pittsburgh 844.2 miles

$80 - $120

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

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $160 - $850 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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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.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 47 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Pittsburgh is 784 miles. The road distance is 844.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh without a car is to train which takes 17 h 47 min and costs $140 - $400.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $160 - $850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $400 and takes 17 h 47 min, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $210 and takes 18 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 783.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago Union Station in around 17 h 47 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 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 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

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 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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There is no direct flight from Kansas City Airport to Pittsburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Kansas City to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh is 1 h ahead of Kansas City. It is currently 6:23 AM in Kansas City and 7:23 AM in Pittsburgh.

Kansas City to Pittsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Pittsburgh is 844 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 10 min to drive from Kansas City to Pittsburgh.

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

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Book your Kansas City to Pittsburgh bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $82 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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