There are 8 ways to get from Kansas City to Rockford by plane, bus, subway, train 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 to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  6 h 1 min

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

$164 - $336

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Rockford, IL 1485

$101 - $176

6 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway, subway, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MCI - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to Cumberland
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$166 - $362

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Milwaukee (MKE) MCI - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$224 - $910

Fly to Madison, bus  •  9 h 38 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  •  9 h 29 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

Train, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford 1486

$122 - $258

Drive  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Rockford 483 miles

$45 - $70

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 - $340 and takes 6 h 1 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 28 min and costs $120 - $260.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Kansas City to Rockford, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 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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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 363.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 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, IL in around 13 h 35 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
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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 Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Dubuque, IA to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Coach USA
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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