There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  6 h 13 min

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

$86 - $302

4 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  7 h 55 min

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

$157 - $439

Bus  •  34 h 45 min

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

$150 - $390

Train  •  35 h 14 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 $85 - $310 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs $85 - $310.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Kansas City is 2180 km. The road distance is 2629 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Los Angeles to Kansas City, including transfers.

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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 and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 h 14 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Oakland
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Portland
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Burbank to Kansas City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 14 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
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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