There are 7 ways to get from Lincoln to Kansas City by shuttle, bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Shuttle, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501

$77 - $103

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Bus, night bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE East Bound
  2. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 706

$51 - $74

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Bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE 1401
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501

$81 - $114

Train  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Lincoln Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$113 - $296

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Lincoln to Kansas City 192.5 miles

$18 - $28

Fly from Lincoln  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Lincoln (LNK) to Kansas City (MCI) LNK - MCI

$364 - $1,729

Shuttle to Omaha, fly  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
  2. Fly from Omaha (OMA) to Kansas City (MCI) OMA - MCI

$221 - $947

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The cheapest way to get from Lincoln to Kansas City is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lincoln to Kansas City is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lincoln to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Lincoln Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Galesburg Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

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The distance between Lincoln and Kansas City is 162 miles. The road distance is 192.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Lincoln to Kansas City without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 6 h 20 min and costs $75 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Lincoln to Kansas City, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lincoln to Kansas City is to bus which takes 6 h 28 min and costs $80 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 13 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs $360 - $1,800 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lincoln Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Lincoln to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Lincoln to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 162.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

What companies run services between Lincoln, NE, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

You can take a bus from Lincoln to Kansas City via Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE in around 6 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lincoln to Kansas City via Galesburg Amtrak in around 13 h 49 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Minneapolis, Covington
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Atlanta, Covington
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,100
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
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 Lincoln Amtrak to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Galesburg Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 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
Bus operators
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Lincoln to Kansas City is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to drive from Lincoln to Kansas City.

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Lincoln Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lincoln to Lincoln Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $22 - $27.

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