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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  •  6h 6m

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

$77 - $285

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Fly from Burbank  •  7h 45m

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

$157 - $439

Train to San Diego, fly  •  8h 49m

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

$187 - $579

Bus  •  34h 45m

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

$150 - $390

Train  •  34h 53m

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

$220 - $700

Drive  •  25h

  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 $75 - $290 and takes 6h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City is to fly which costs $75 - $290 and takes 6h 6m.

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

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

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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 34h 45m and costs $150 - $390.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m 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.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6h 6m and costs $75 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $390 and takes 34h 45m, you could also train, which costs $220 - $700 and takes 34h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1362.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 6m

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 twice daily. Tickets cost $150 - $390 and the journey takes 34h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
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 to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
34h 53m
Frequency
Once 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
34h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$290 - $390

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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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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Kansas City is 2h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 5:38 AM in Los Angeles and 7:38 AM in Kansas City.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Kansas City is 1643 miles. It takes approximately 25h to drive from Los Angeles to Kansas City.

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Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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Book your Los Angeles to Kansas City bus tickets online with 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 Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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