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

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Fly  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Kansas City (MCI) TYS - MCI

$239 - $969

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Bus  •  22h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Kansas City, Mo

$97 - $248

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Bus, train via Chicago Union Station  •  20h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station

$127 - $344

Bus, train  •  21h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Lexington, Ky
  2. Take the bus from Lexington, KY to Evansville
  3. Take the bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
  4. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Union Station

$142 - $305

Bus, train via Indianapolis Amtrak Station  •  23h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  4. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station

$148 - $386

Drive  •  12h 5m

  1. Drive from Knoxville to Kansas City 736.8 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Knoxville to Kansas City is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Knoxville to Kansas City is to fly which costs $230 - $1,000 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Knoxville to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Knoxville, Tn and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Cincinnati, Oh and Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 39m.

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The distance between Knoxville and Kansas City is 626 miles. The road distance is 736.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to Kansas City without a car is to bus and train which takes 20h 56m and costs $120 - $350.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Knoxville to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Knoxville to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Knoxville, Tn station.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs $230 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $250 and takes 22h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Knoxville Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 16m and has one stopover.

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Knoxville to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City, Mo station.

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Map of how to get from Knoxville to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 626.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Knoxville, TN, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Knoxville to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Knoxville to Kansas City via Cincinnati, Oh and Dayton Trotwood, Oh in around 22h 39m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Knoxville to Kansas City via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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 Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Union 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 Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
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 Knoxville, Tn to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Knoxville, Tn to Lexington, Ky
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
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Kansas City is 1h behind Knoxville. It is currently 7:42 PM in Knoxville and 6:42 PM in Kansas City.

Yes, the driving distance between Knoxville to Kansas City is 737 miles. It takes approximately 12h 5m to drive from Knoxville to Kansas City.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Knoxville Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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Book your Knoxville to Kansas City bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Knoxville to Knoxville Airport is to taxi which takes 18m and costs $55 - $70.

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