There are 6 ways to get from Kansas City to Tampa by plane, bus, train, night 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 to Tampa  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Tampa (TPA) MCI - TPA

$134 - $654

5 alternative options

Fly to Sarasota/Bradenton, bus  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) MCI - SRQ
  2. Take the bus from Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$296 - $1,334

Fly to Orlando, train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Orlando (MCO) MCI - MCO
  2. Take the train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak

$136 - $472

Bus, night bus  •  25 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA to Tampa, FL

$246 - $370

Bus  •  31 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Tallahassee, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl

$142 - $358

Drive  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Tampa 1263.1 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Tampa is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Tampa is to fly which costs $130 - $700 and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Kansas City and Tampa is 1044 miles. The road distance is 1263.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Kansas City to Tampa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kansas City to Tampa. However, there are services departing from Kansas City, Mo and arriving at Tampa, Fl via St Louis, Mo and Tallahassee, Fl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Tampa, FL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Kansas City to Tampa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Tampa via St Louis, Mo and Tallahassee, Fl in around 31 h 10 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $2,000
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Sarasota/Bradenton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Kansas City to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Orlando Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $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 Sarasota, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29
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
Night bus from St Louis, Mo to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Tallahassee, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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