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Recommended option

Fly from Louisville  •  6 h 20 min

  1. SDF - MCI

$184 - $905

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 5 min

$86 - $172

6 alternative options

Bus to Covington, fly  •  7 h 18 min

  1. CVG - MCI

$190 - $940

Bus to Indianapolis, fly  •  7 h 25 min

  1. IND - MCI

$177 - $326

Night bus, train  •  14 h 32 min

  1. 1190
  2. Southwest Chief

$100 - $272

Bus, train  •  15 h 21 min

$109 - $234

Bus, train via Chicago Union Station Amtrak  •  16 h 49 min

$118 - $312

Drive  •  8 h 25 min

  1. 508.8 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Louisville and Kansas City is 771 km. The road distance is 814 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Louisville to Kansas City is to fly which takes 6 h 20 min and costs $180 - $950.

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 13 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Louisville to Kansas City, including transfers.

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 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Covington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Indianapolis to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Louisville to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Covington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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 to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Louisville, Ky to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Evansville, In to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Night bus from Louisville, Ky to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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