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

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Fly  •  5 h 54 min

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

$154 - $504

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Train  •  37 h 35 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 Pacific Surfliner

$253 - $720

Bus  •  37 h 38 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 9489 / ...

$169 - $423

Drive  •  26 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to San Diego 1715.1 miles

$160 - $250

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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 38 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 via Fullerton Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 35 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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The best way to get from Kansas City to San Diego without a car is to train which takes 37 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Kansas City to San Diego, including transfers.

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

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Kansas City to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Kansas City Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to San Diego is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 37 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 37 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to San Diego Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 20 min.

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Kansas City to San Diego bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Diego, Ca station.

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to San Diego.
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  • Distance: 1342.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Kansas City to San Diego
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
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 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
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 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

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 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
3 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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San Diego is 2 h behind Kansas City. It is currently 8:35 PM in Kansas City and 6:35 PM in San Diego.

Kansas City to San Diego train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to San Diego is 1715 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 10 min to drive from Kansas City to San Diego.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to San Diego Airport.

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

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There are 1106+ hotels available in San Diego. Prices start at $71 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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