There are 9 ways to get from New Jersey to Kansas City by plane, train, bus 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 from Newark  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Kansas City (MCI) EWR - MCI

$132 - $554

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$110 - $300

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Fly from New York La Guardia  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Kansas City (MCI) LGA - MCI

$130 - $565

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Kansas City (MCI) PHL - MCI

$171 - $599

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Kansas City (MCI) BWI - MCI

$229 - $797

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Kansas City (MCI) DCA - MCI

$215 - $853

Train via New York Penn Station  •  28 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$234 - $689

Train  •  36 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak Southwest Chief

$214 - $618

Drive  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Kansas City 1188.2 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Kansas City is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Kansas City is to fly which costs $130 - $600 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Kansas City is 1080 miles. The road distance is 1188.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from New Jersey to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station Amtrak and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 32 min.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 28 h 32 min and costs $230 - $700.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1080.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Elizabeth to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Kansas City via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 28 h 32 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
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 Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark, Nj to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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