There are 4 ways to get from Kansas City to San Diego by plane, train, bus 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  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to San Diego (SAN) MCI - SAN

$154 - $504

3 alternative options

Train  •  37 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center Southwest Chief
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$253 - $720

Bus  •  37 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Los Angeles, Ca 1683
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9465

$168 - $418

Drive  •  26 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to San Diego 1715.1 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to San Diego is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 26 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to San Diego is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and San Diego is 1342 miles. The road distance is 1715.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Kansas City to San Diego, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak via Fullerton Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and San Diego, CA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and three other airlines fly from Kansas City to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kansas City to San Diego via Fullerton Transportation Center in around 37 h 34 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
34 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
34 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $380
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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