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

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Fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Salt Lake City (SLC) MCI - SLC

$174 - $604

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Bus  •  24 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Denver, Co 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut 1347 / ...

$115 - $287

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Train  •  36 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak California Zephyr

$230 - $675

Drive  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Salt Lake City 1077.1 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak via Galesburg Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 47 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Salt Lake City is 928 miles. The road distance is 1077.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Salt Lake City without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Kansas City to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 3 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 36 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 43 min.

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Kansas City to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Salt Lake City.
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  • Distance: 928.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Salt Lake City, UT, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Salt Lake City via Denver, Co in around 24 h 3 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Salt Lake City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
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 Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $470
Business Coach Seat
$380 - $550
Room
$700 - $1,000
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 Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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Salt Lake City is 1 h behind Kansas City. It is currently 6:16 AM in Kansas City and 5:16 AM in Salt Lake City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Salt Lake City is 1077 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 22 min to drive from Kansas City to Salt Lake City.

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Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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Book your Kansas City to Salt Lake City bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 255+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. Prices start at $79 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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