There are 3 ways to get from Kansas City to Rolla by train, taxi, car, plane or bus

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Train, taxi  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Jefferson City Amtrak Missouri River Runner
  2. Take a taxi from Jefferson City Amtrak to Rolla

$177 - $264

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Rolla 219.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to St. Louis (STL) MCI - STL
  2. Take the bus from Lamber-St Louis International Airport to Rolla, MO

$242 - $442

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The distance between Kansas City and Rolla is 172 miles. The road distance is 219.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Rolla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Kansas City to Rolla, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to St. Louis Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Rolla is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Kansas City to Rolla.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Kansas City Airport to St. Louis Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Rolla. Prices start at $55 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 .

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Rolla.
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  • Distance: 172.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kansas City to Rolla. However, you can take the train to Jefferson City Amtrak then take the taxi to Rolla. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Rolla.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Jefferson City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
Bus operators
USA Express
Website
usaxonline.com
Bus from Lamber-St Louis International Airport to Rolla, MO
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Schedules at
usaxonline.com
Other operators
Taxi from Jefferson City Amtrak to Rolla
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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