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There are 2 ways to get from Manhattan to Independence by shuttle, bus or car

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Shuttle, bus  •  4h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
  2. Take the bus from Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo 1684 / ...

$60 - $79

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Independence 130.1 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Independence is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Independence is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 11m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Independence is 116 miles. The road distance is 130.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Independence without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 4h 49m and costs $60 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Manhattan to Independence, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Independence is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Manhattan to Independence.

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There are 132+ hotels available in Independence. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Independence.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Manhattan, KS, USA and Independence, MO, USA?

There is no direct connection from Manhattan to Independence. However, you can take the shuttle to Topeka, KS, take the walk to Topeka, Ks, take the bus to Kansas City, Mo, take the walk to On 12Th At Charlotte Eastbound Nearside, then take the line 16 bus to On Noland At Walnut Sb. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Independence.

Bus operators
KCI RoadRunner
Shuttle from Manhattan, KS to Topeka, KS
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$46 - $50
Schedules at
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Topeka, Ks to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
$12 - $19
$22 - $28

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