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Fly from New York La Guardia  •  6h 5m

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

$125 - $340

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Fly from Newark  •  6h 1m

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

$148 - $324

Fly from New York JFK  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Kansas City (MCI) JFK - MCI

$142 - $390

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Kansas City (MCI) PHL - MCI

$130 - $478

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Kansas City (MCI) BWI - MCI

$136 - $275

Train to Islip, fly  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
  2. Fly from Islip (ISP) to Kansas City (MCI) ISP - MCI

$193 - $672

Bus  •  31h 15m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Kansas City "Greyhound"

$120 - $180

Train  •  32h 33m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis
  3. Take the train from St. Louis to Kansas City

$178 - $256

Drive  •  20h 9m

  1. Drive from New York to Downtown Kansas City 1196.5 miles

$110 - $170

New York to Downtown Kansas City by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Downtown Kansas City is around 31h 15m and covers a distance of around 1303 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 31h 15m. Operated by Greyhound USA, the New York to Downtown Kansas City bus service departs from New York and arrives in Kansas City. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
31h 15m
Fastest bus time:
31h 15m
Bus distance:
1303 miles
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$120
Carbon emissions:
260 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:00
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Downtown Kansas City bus schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Downtown Kansas City is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Downtown Kansas City is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Downtown Kansas City is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Downtown Kansas City is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 20h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Downtown Kansas City is to fly which costs $140 - $330 and takes 6h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Kansas City. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York to Downtown Kansas City. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Metro Center On Main At 12Th St Ns via Chicago Union Station, St. Louis and Union Station On Main At Pershing Sb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 33m.

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It is 1101 miles from New York to Downtown Kansas City. It is approximately 1196.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from New York to Downtown Kansas City without a car is to bus which takes 31h 15m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from New York to Downtown Kansas City, including transfers.

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New York to Downtown Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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New York to Downtown Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from New York to Downtown Kansas City is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 31h 15m, you could also train, which costs $170 - $260 and takes 32h 33m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Downtown Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1100.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Downtown Kansas City, MO, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from New York to Downtown Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Kansas City once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 31h 15m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Islip to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Islip to Kansas City via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Islip to Kansas City via Orlando
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Islip to Kansas City via Baltimore, St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Kansas City via Miami
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Islip to Kansas City via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Newark to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $85
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from St. Louis to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Class Seat
$90 - $170
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$11 - $15
Peak
$10 - $19
Bus operators
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 New York to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
31h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $180
Flexible
$180 - $260

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 8m.

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New York to Downtown Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City station.

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New York to Downtown Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Downtown Kansas City is 1197 miles. It takes approximately 20h 9m to drive from New York to Downtown Kansas City.

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American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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