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  •  9 h 37 min

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

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

7 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Rockford 483 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Chicago Midway, bus  •  6 h 16 min

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

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 52 min

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

Fly to Madison, bus  •  9 h 12 min

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

Fly to Dubuque, bus  •  10 h

  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 Moline, bus  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Moline (MLI) MCI - MLI
  2. Take the bus from Moline, Il to Rochelle, Il

$312 - $1,158

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  8 h 9 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, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Rockford, IL - Clock Tower

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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Dubuque via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Dubuque via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Dubuque via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Kansas City to Moline via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Amtrak to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - Midway International Airport to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Rockford, IL - Clock Tower
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI University 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
Burlington Trailways
Website
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
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Moline, Il to Rochelle, Il
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kansas City to Rockford?

The distance between Kansas City and Rockford is 581 km. The road distance is 773 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Rockford?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Kansas City to Rockford?

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

How long does it take to get from Kansas City to Rockford?

It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to get from Kansas City to Rockford, including transfers.