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There are 9 ways to get from Kansas City to Rockford by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train, bus  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$122 - $253

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Rockford 1486

$115 - $176

7 alternative options

Bus via St Louis, Mo  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$119 - $227

Drive  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Rockford 483 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MCI - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$168 - $360

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCI - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL

$166 - $338

Fly to Madison, bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Madison (MSN) MCI - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Dubuque (DBQ) MCI - DBQ
  2. Take the bus from Dubuque, IA to Rockford, IL

$302 - $1,222

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Milwaukee (MKE) MCI - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill Park and Ride
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Rockford is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Rockford is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $360 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Rockford is 363 miles. The road distance is 483 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Rockford without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 44 min and costs $120 - $260.

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It takes approximately 10 h 44 min to get from Kansas City to Rockford, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Chicago Midway Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Rockford is 483 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to drive from Kansas City to Rockford.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Kansas City Airport to Chicago Midway Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $63 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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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 363.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 44 min

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Rockford, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Kansas City to Rockford via Des Moines, IA and Rockford in around 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Dubuque via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Rockford
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
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.

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
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Madison, WI - Dutch Mill Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com

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