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

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Bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE 1402
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 501

$75 - $114

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Bus, night bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE 1402
  2. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 706

$70 - $109

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Shuttle, bus  •  6h 20m

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

$77 - $103

Train  •  13h 49m

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

$113 - $296

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from Lincoln to Kansas City 192.5 miles

$18 - $28

Fly from Lincoln  •  6h 49m

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

$364 - $1,729

Shuttle to Omaha, fly  •  8h 27m

  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 3h 23m.

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

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

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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 bus which takes 6h 18m and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Lincoln to Kansas City, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lincoln to Kansas City is to bus which takes 6h 18m and costs $75 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 13h 49m, you could also fly, which costs $360 - $1,800 and takes 6h 49m.

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There is no direct flight from Lincoln Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 2m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Lincoln to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 162.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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 6h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lincoln to Kansas City via Galesburg Amtrak Station in around 13h 49m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Houston
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,000
Flights from Lincoln to Kansas City via Minneapolis, Covington
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,000
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Omaha to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lincoln Amtrak Station to Galesburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
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 Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once 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
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Lincoln to Kansas City is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3h 23m 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 206+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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

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