There are 6 ways to get from New York 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 New York La Guardia  •  6 h 15 min

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

$127 - $562

Cheapest option

Bus  •  31 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo 1683 / ...

$120 - $300

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Fly from Newark  •  6 h 10 min

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

$149 - $571

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Kansas City (MCI) PHL - MCI

$227 - $762

Train  •  27 h 28 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

$194 - $558

Drive  •  20 h 7 min

  1. Drive from New York to Kansas City 1197.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Kansas City is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 20 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Kansas City is to fly which costs $140 - $600 and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between New York and Kansas City is 1100 miles. The road distance is 1197.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from New York to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, Ny and arriving at Kansas City, Mo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York station to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 28 min.

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

Southwest Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from New York to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from New York to Kansas City via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 27 h 28 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 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 Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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 23 min
Frequency
Once 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
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 New York, Ny to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
31 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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