There are 4 ways to get from Nashville to Kansas City by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Nashville (BNA) to Kansas City (MCI) BNA - MCI

$148 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$64 - $154

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo 4700 / ...
  2. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Missouri River Runner

$87 - $216

Drive  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Nashville to Kansas City 557.8 miles

$50 - $80

What companies run services between Nashville, TN, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Nashville to Kansas City every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nashville to Kansas City via St Louis, Mo in around 12 h 21 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Nashville to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Nashville to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Nashville to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Nashville, Tn to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nashville and Kansas City is 760 km. The road distance is 892 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nashville to Kansas City is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Nashville to Kansas City is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs $140 - $290.

No, there is no direct bus from Nashville to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Nashville, Tn and arriving at Kansas City, Mo via St Louis, Mo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Nashville to Kansas City, including transfers.