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There are 9 ways to get from Louisville to Kansas City by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Louisville  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Louisville (SDF) to Kansas City (MCI) SDF - MCI

$184 - $905

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Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Evansville
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo

$86 - $170

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Bus to Indianapolis, fly  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Kansas City (MCI) IND - MCI

$177 - $326

Bus to Covington, fly  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
  2. Fly from Covington (CVG) to Kansas City (MCI) CVG - MCI

$190 - $940

Bus to Nashville, fly  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
  2. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Kansas City (MCI) BNA - MCI

$168 - $342

Night bus, train  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the night bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il 1190
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station Southwest Chief

$100 - $272

Bus, train  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Evansville
  2. Take the bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
  3. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Union Station

$109 - $232

Bus, train via Chicago Union Station  •  17h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Louisville, KY to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
  2. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station

$118 - $312

Drive  •  8h 25m

  1. Drive from Louisville to Kansas City 508.8 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Louisville to Kansas City is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Louisville to Kansas City is to fly which costs $180 - $950 and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Louisville to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Louisville, KY and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via Evansville, In and St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 50m.

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The distance between Louisville and Kansas City is 482 miles. The road distance is 508.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 12h 50m and costs $85 - $170.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Louisville to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Louisville to Kansas City bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Louisville, KY station.

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The best way to get from Louisville to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6h 48m and costs $180 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $170 and takes 12h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Louisville Airport to Kansas City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Louisville 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 Louisville to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 481.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Louisville, KY, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Louisville to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Louisville to Kansas City via Evansville, Evansville, In, and St Louis, Mo in around 12h 50m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Nashville to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Nashville to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Covington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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 Chicago Union Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
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
Train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Louisville, KY to Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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Kansas City is 1h behind Louisville. It is currently 1:37 AM in Louisville and 12:37 AM in Kansas City.

Yes, the driving distance between Louisville to Kansas City is 509 miles. It takes approximately 8h 25m to drive from Louisville to Kansas City.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Louisville 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 Louisville to Louisville Airport is to line 02 bus which takes 27m and costs $1 - $3.

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