There are 8 ways to get from Newark 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.

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Fly from Newark  •  5 h 41 min

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

$132 - $554

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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 35 min

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

$157 - $603

Train to Philadelphia, fly  •  6 h 53 min

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

$223 - $752

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Kansas City (MCI) BWI - MCI

$264 - $902

Train via New York Penn Station  •  28 h 36 min

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

$215 - $599

Train  •  36 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station 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

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The cheapest way to get from Newark 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 Newark to Kansas City is to fly which costs $130 - $600 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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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 Newark station to Kansas City. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at Kansas City Amtrak via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 36 min.

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The distance between Newark and Kansas City is 1091 miles. The road distance is 1188.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Kansas City without a car is to train which takes 28 h 36 min and costs $210 - $600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Newark to Kansas City, including transfers.

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Newark to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark, Nj station.

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Newark to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Kansas City is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $130 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 28 h 36 min, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $300 and takes 30 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Kansas City.
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  • Distance: 1091.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Kansas City, MO, USA?

United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Newark to Kansas City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Newark to Kansas City via New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station in around 28 h 36 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
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 Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 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 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 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 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Kansas City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Kansas City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from New York La Guardia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Kansas City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 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 49 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Newark Penn Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $230
First Class Seat
$200 - $300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 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 to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 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 to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times 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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Kansas City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 59 min.

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Newark to Kansas City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Kansas City, Mo station.

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Kansas City is 1 h behind Newark. It is currently 5:40 AM in Newark and 4:40 AM in Kansas City.

Newark to Kansas City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Kansas City Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Kansas City is 1188 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 55 min to drive from Newark to Kansas City.

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Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Newark Airport to Kansas City Airport.

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Book your Newark to Kansas City bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Kansas City. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $2.

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