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

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

Bus, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. 1682 / ...
  2. Lincoln Service / ...

$60 - $135

5 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Missouri River Runner
  2. Lincoln Service / ...

$80 - $192

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. 339.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Springfield  •  5 h 41 min

  1. MCI - SPI

$196 - $918

Fly to St. Louis, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. MCI - STL

$162 - $378

Fly to Bloomington, train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. MCI - BMI

$208 - $952

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

You can take a train from Kansas City to Springfield via St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak in around 8 h 34 min. Alternatively, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Kansas City to Springfield every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Kansas City to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Kansas City to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Kansas City to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 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 Bloomington-Normal Amtrak to Springfield Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kansas City and Springfield is 431 km. The road distance is 543 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Springfield is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 38 min.

The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Springfield is to drive which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $30 - $50.

No, there is no direct train from Kansas City to Springfield. However, there are services departing from Kansas City Amtrak and arriving at Springfield Amtrak via St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 34 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Kansas City to Springfield, including transfers.