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

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kansas City (MCI) LAX - MCI

$83 - $300

5 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Kansas City (MCI) BUR - MCI

$157 - $439

Train to San Diego, fly  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Kansas City (MCI) SAN - MCI

$187 - $579

Bus  •  34 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Kansas City, Mo 1684 / ...

$150 - $390

Train  •  34 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$220 - $700

Drive  •  25 h

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Kansas City 1643.2 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City is to fly which costs $80 - $300 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City is to fly which costs $80 - $300 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 h 53 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Kansas City is 1362 miles. The road distance is 1643.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 45 min and costs $150 - $390.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 11 min and costs $80 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $390 and takes 34 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs $220 - $700 and takes 34 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1362.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Los Angeles to Kansas City hourly. Tickets cost $150 - $390 and the journey takes 34 h 45 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Oakland
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $390

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