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There are 6 ways to get from Kansas City to San Antonio by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to San Antonio  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Antonio (SAT) MCI - SAT

$204 - $954

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  18h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dallas, Tx 7325 / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Dallas/Fort Worth Dart East to San Antonio

$82 - $188

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Fly to Austin, bus  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Austin (AUS) MCI - AUS
  2. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx

$188 - $844

Bus  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dallas, Tx 7325 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to San Antonio, Tx 9403 / ...

$89 - $220

Train  •  32h 40m

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station Missouri River Runner
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station Texas Eagle

$181 - $517

Drive  •  12h 55m

  1. Drive from Kansas City to San Antonio 783.3 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to San Antonio is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to San Antonio is to fly which costs $200 - $1,000 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to San Antonio. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at San Antonio, Tx via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City station to San Antonio station. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Union Station and arriving at San Antonio Amtrak Station via St. Louis Gateway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 40m.

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The distance between Kansas City and San Antonio is 709 miles. The road distance is 783.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to San Antonio without a car is to bus which takes 17h 21m and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Kansas City to San Antonio, including transfers.

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Kansas City to San Antonio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Kansas City, Mo station.

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Kansas City to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Union Station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to San Antonio is to fly which takes 5h 8m and costs $200 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 17h 21m, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 32h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to San Antonio.
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  • Distance: 708.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and San Antonio, TX, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Kansas City to San Antonio hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to San Antonio via Dallas, Tx in around 17h 21m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to San Antonio via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to San Antonio via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Austin
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Austin via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Kansas City to Austin via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Antonio via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Austin via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Antonio via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Austin via Houston
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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 Union Station to St. Louis Gateway Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
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 St. Louis Gateway Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
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 Austin, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Dallas, Tx to San Antonio, Tx
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to San Antonio Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Kansas City to San Antonio bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Antonio, Tx station.

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Kansas City to San Antonio train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Antonio Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to San Antonio is 783 miles. It takes approximately 12h 55m to drive from Kansas City to San Antonio.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to San Antonio Airport.

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Book your Kansas City to San Antonio bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 428+ hotels available in San Antonio. Prices start at $52 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 56m and costs $2.

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